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Republic Day: Three low-intensity blasts hit upper Assam, no casualty reported

Police said the explosions on Republic Day were carried out by the ULFA(I) to prove its existence.

india Updated: Jan 26, 2018 18:51 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Tinsukia/Guwahati
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Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi takes salutes of band contingent on the 69th Republic Day celebrations in Guwahati on Friday. (PTI Photo)

Three low-intensity explosions, suspected to have been triggered by ULFA(Independent) insurgents, hit Assam’s Tinsukia district on Republic Day on Friday, police said.

There was no report of any casualty, they said.

Police said two blasts occurred within a gap of a few minutes in a drain near the Jagun police station, and the other one at Tirap colliery near the Ledo police station.

Director General of Police Mukesh Sahay told reporters in Guwahati that the explosions were of low intensity and was carried out by the ULFA(I) to prove its existence.

Investigations are on and security measures further tightened in the district, police said.

First Published: Jan 26, 2018 18:49 IST