Two militants belonging to the anti-talk faction of Ulfa were killed when a powerful bomb they were planting on railway tracks to target long-distance trains exploded in Assam's Sibsagar district early on Monday, officials said.
Ahead of the arrival of Dibrugarh-Kolkata Kamrup Express, the Delhi-bound Brahmaputra Mail and North East Express, the two militants were fixing the bomb on the tracks between Bojo and Langpotia under Charaido subdivision around 1:45 am when they were blown to smithereens in the blast, they said.
The militants were identified as Romen Dhadumia alias Jitu Bora of Barhat and Hiren Gogoi of Golaghat.
The explosion damaged the tracks which were being repaired, they said.
The explosion comes in the run up to 'Protest Day' on November 28 by the anti-talk faction of Ulfa headed by Paresh Baruah.