The banned United Liberation Front of Asom said on Monday that it had no role in Sunday morning’s twin blasts in Nalbari, killing eight people and injuring more than 50.
ULFA chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa said the blasts in Nalbari, 60 km west of Guwahati, were part of a conspiracy to “derail our efforts to have talks with Govt. of India”.
Assam police, however, have found similarities in the functioning styles of the ULFA and Kashmir militants. Police chief Sankar P. Barua said, “The mentors of Kashmiri militants and of ULFA and NDFB (National Democratic Front of Bodoland) appear to be the same.”
A state intelligence official, said the ULFA established contact with Islamabad in 1992. “Several arrested rebels disclosed that they were flown to Islamabad from Dhaka and trained along the Pak-Afghan border and in the PoK.”