Blast rocks Assam ahead of PM's visit
ULFA militants made an attempt to blow up an IOC crude oil pipeline in Chirang district damaging it partially, police said.india Updated: Jan 16, 2006 11:43 IST
On the eve of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Assam on Monday, ULFA militants on Sunday made an attempt to blow up an IOC crude oil pipeline in Chirang district damaging it partially, police said.
However, no one was injured in the blast.
The blast took place at around 7 pm at Palasguri village under Dhaligaon police station, they said adding the fire was put off immediately and repair works on the pipeline were on for restoring crude oil supply to Bongaigaon refinery.
The Prime Minister would be visiting Assam from tomorrow for two days and is scheduled to visit Chirang's neighbouring district of Kokrajhar.
First Published: Jan 15, 2006 23:20 IST