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More blasts by ULFA, gas, oil pipes damaged

The blasts were triggered to call for a boycott of the Republic Day celebrations in the state.

india Updated: Jan 21, 2006 23:17 IST

Two more blasts were triggered by the ULFA on Saturday on crude oil and gas pipelines of the Oil India Ltd in a call to boycott the Republic Day celebrations. None was injured in the blasts.

District Superintendent of Police Bishnu Ram Medhi said that the militants exploded a powerful bomb on a pipeline deep inside the Rangoli Reserve Forest, besides bombing a gas pipeline running parallel to the crude oil line, causing a gas leak.

Senior police and OIL officials rushed to the area to repair the damage.

The ULFA had set off explosions at the main gate of the IOC's oil refinery in Guwahati on Friday.

A joint press statement issued to the local media by the ULFA and other underground outfits,Kamatapur Liberation Army (KLO), Tripura Peoples Democratic Front (TPDF) and Manipur Peoples Liberation Front (MPLF), called for boycott of Republic Day celebrations.

First Published: Jan 21, 2006 23:17 IST