Low Intensity Blasts in Upper Assam, No Casualties Reported

Bombs were detonated by suspected ULFA (I) members in Charaidow, Sibsagar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts, the police said.

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Guwahati: Serial blasts by suspected ULFA (Independent) members shook upper Assam today as the state was celebrating Republic Day amid tight security.

Bombs were detonated in Charaidow, Sibsagar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts, police said.

There was, however, no report of any casualty or damage to property in the blasts.

The improvised explosive devices (IED) were of low intensity, the police said.

In Dibrugarh town, the blast occurred just 500 metres away from Chowkidingi Parade ground where the national flag was being unfurled at an official function.

Due to high security in the area, the militants threw the bomb into a drain near a tea garden where it went off, police said.

In Charaidow district, IEDs were exploded near a petrol pump at Dholbagan and at Bihu Bor. In neighbouring Sibsagar, two blasts took place at Lengibor and Majpani.

In Tinsukia district, the insurgents detonated two IEDs – one inside an empty water tank at Sisimi village and another near Dhola bridge in Sukan pukhuri area, the police said.

Tight security measures were in place for Republic Day, with patrolling by police and para-military forces in the vulnerable areas and at vital installations.

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