Multiple Blasts Jolt Assam On I-Day

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Guwahati: A wave of  low-intensity serial blasts rocked Assam as the nation is celebrating 70th Independence Day. So far, 6 blasts have been reported from Tinsukia and Sivsagar districts.

Suspected ULFA- Independent militants exploded six bombs in various parts of Assam’s Tinsukia district on Monday as the state celebrated the 70th Independence Day.

There was no casualty or injury in any of the explosions. An improvised explosive devise (IED) exploded near Indira Gandhi School at Laipuli on the outskirts of district headquarters of Tinsukia town at 7.15 am, the police said.

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This was followed by another explosion in line no.6 of Badlabhata tea estate in Doomdooma area where the third IED was also set off at Masuwa locality, they said.

 The fourth one exploded at Gamtumati in Philobari area where ULFA-I militants on August 12 night had shot dead two persons and injured six others in indiscriminate firing at Bahbon village.

The fifth one exploded at Nazira in the Sivsagar district. The sixth one exploded in Lakuwa, which is known for the presence of an oilfield.

On Sunday, One IED and 3 Grenades were recovered from 2 ULFA millitants. But they fled from the spot after the attack. It is being believed that their plan to conduct an attack was foiled.