Five truck drivers killed in Assam

Guwahati, August 27 (KMS): Five truckers transporting coal were killed and their vehicles set ablaze by unknown attackers in the disturbed Indian state of Assam.

A group of unidentified persons opened fire at the trucks lined up in Rangerbeel area of Dima Hasao district of the state, police said.

Two truck drivers were shot dead, while three others were burnt to death when their vehicles were set ablaze, the police said, adding that the trucks were carrying coal from Umrangshu in Dima Hasao to Lanka in Hojai district.

Combing operations were launched to nab the attackers, the police said.

A senior district police officer said that forces have beefed up security in the area.

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