Two blasts in Assam on R-Day, no casualty reported

  • Digambar Patowary, Hindustan Times, Guwahati
  • Updated: Jan 26, 2015 10:18 IST

Suspected militants of banned Ulfa (Independent) triggered two low-intensity blasts in Digboi town in Assam’s Tinsukia district on Monday morning. There was no casualty from the blasts.

The first blast took place at around 7.15 am near SBI Digboi branch office and second twenty minutes later near a railway track.

“In the morning, two low intensity blasts occurred in Digboi town areas. Investigation is on”, said AP Tiwari , SP of Tinsukia district.

After the blasts, Ulfa (I) publicity secretary Arunudoy Asom made telephone call to several media houses and claimed responsibility of the twin blasts in Digboi.

Digboi, about 500 km east of Guwahati, is country’s first oil town where the country’s first oil refinery was constructed in the 1890s.

In Jorhat town, an IED ( Improvised Explosive Device) was recovered near a transformer. Later security personnel covered the IED with blankets.

In South Salmara under Dhubri district in western Assam, a bomb was recovered on Monday morning.

Ulfa (I) , Ndfb (S) and KLO --- three banned militant outfits of Assam and Cor Com, a conglomerate of seven Manipuri militant outfits have opposed Republic Day celebration in Western South East Asia ( as these militants outfits calls northeast region of the country).

These militant outfits have appealed people for boycott the Republic Day celebration in the region.

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