An encounter broke out on Monday between a team of army personnel and militants in a forest at Assam’s Tinsukia district.
According to a defence spokesperson, the encounter began at around 9.20 AM in Barpathar when the Army team was patrolling the area.
“The army patrol party was out on routine duty when the encounter started. Details are awaited. The operation is still underway,” he said.
Locals claimed that they heard the sound of at least one major explosion.
However, the Pengeri-Digboi road has been shut down for the public and additional forces, including the state police, have been deployed along the region.