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High Alert in Assam Ahead of Independence Day Celebration

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Assam police on Sunday sounded a high alert across the state ahead of the Country's 68th Independence Day celebration after security forces recovered a number of IED's from different areas of the state. The IEDs were planted by militant groups for exploding on the special day.

ADGP (law & order) of Assam police AP Raout informed the media that police raised the high alert across the state, ahead of I-Day celebration.

On Sunday, security forces recovered two powerful IED's in Assam's Nagaon and Sontitpur districts.

CRPF also recovered a powerful IED in the Niz Dimow area near Bebejia in Nagaon district on Sunday morning and later defused it.

"A suspected militant had planted the IED inside of a tiffin box," a top CRPF official said.

In a separate incident, security forces recovered an IED from a passenger bus at Biswanath Chariali in Sonitpur district on Sunday.

On August 9, police recovered a bomb from a public place at Amguri in Sivsagar district.

Security has been beefed up across the state and police are arranging patrolling in suspicious places.

Hemanta Kumar Nath reports on local news in Assam, the north east Indian state. Read more stories by Hemanta Kumar Nath. Contact him through NewsBlaze.

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