Assam's COBRA Commando Injured in Naxal Blast Set for Grand Homecoming Today

Assam's COBRA Commando Injured in Naxal Blast Set for Grand Homecoming Today


Guwahati, June 2, 2019:

A jawan from Assam, Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA) Commando Mijanur Rahman, who was recently injured in the Naxal attack on armed forces in Jharkhand, is all set for a homecoming as he will reach Guwahati in the evening on Sunday. As per reports, he is arriving by a Rajdhani Express train which is expected to reach Guwahati at 7 pm today. After reaching Guwahati, he will head to his home in Boko town.

It may be mentioned that at least 15 personnel of the CRPF and Jharkhand Police (including three CoBRA personnel from Assam) were injured in a blast orchestrated by Naxals in the Kuchai area of Saraikela Kharsawan district in Jharkhand on Tuesday.

An improvised explosive device (IED) was detonated at 4.53 am in the morning while the armed forces were patrolling the area..

Among the 15 injured, 13 were personnel from the 209th battalion of the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA), a unit of the CRPF, and two were Jharkhand Police personnel. The injured were airlifted to Ranchi, where they were treated for their injuries.

The three injured CoBRA personnel from Assam were: Mijanur Rahman from Boko in Kamrup district, Sunil Kalita from Dimu, Rangia in Kamrup district and Sambhu Mallah from Hojai in Nagaon district. According to their family members, they were treated in the Bhagawan Mahavir Medica Super speciality Hospital in Ranchi, Jharkhand.

Mijanur Rahman from Boko had been posted in Jharkhand along with his battalion 209 CoBRA for four years.

His wife, 4-year old son and his parents live in Boko.

His wife Beauty Begum said that although the incident occurred at around 4:30 am, she was informed at around 6:27 am.

She also informed that her husband was injured in the backbone and left hand.

"Initially, I was afraid because last year Utpal Rabha of Bajendoba, Meghalaya died in an ambush in Jharkhand. He was from the same battalion and my husband was among those who had carried his body from Jharkhand to Bajendoba. But after talking to him over phone I can relax now. I pray to God for others to get well soon", she said.

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