In the attack, two persons, identified as Sanjay Bharati and Gopal Sahu, sustained bullet injuries and were rushed to Assam Medical College and Hospital in Dibrugarh. Doctors have stated that their condition was critical.
"Two persons have been injured in the attack last night. It has been confirmed that the attack was carried out by ULFA(I) terrorists", said Inspector General of Police (Law and Order) S N Singh.
Police is verifying whether another militant organisation NSCN(K) was also involved and jointly carried out the attack, he added. The police and other security forces have launched a massive search operation in and around the area to nab the culprits.
Meanwhile, in a e-mail statement, claiming to be from the ULFA(I), the outfit took responsibility for the attack. "We the ULFA(I) is claiming responsibility for the incident of Namrup, Dilighat", said the mail from a person asserting himself to be ULFA(I) Deputy commander (Eastern Command) and Assistant Publicity Secretary Arunudoy Asom stated.

Latest News from State News Desk