At least eight people were injured in a clash between Army personals and locals at Solmara in Tezpur under Sonitpur district on Sunday.
An exchange of words occurred between a man and Army personal when an unauthorized motorcycle rider was passing through an Army check gate at Solmara. After the talks took shape into a quarrel, locals pelted stones which injured four of the Army personals. In a counter attack, the Army personals fired back, which injured eight locals, five out of which are said to be critically injured. The situation was however brought under control after the presence of district administration at the spot.Locals on the other hand demanded the check gate to be removed immediately.