IED Found Along Assam-Meghalaya Border

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Guwahati, May 12: Security forces recovered a powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED), which was planted near a road culvert in Assam’s Goalpara district on Saturday, police said.

“Acting on a tip-off, police recovered a powerful IED, weighing 5 kgs,near a culvert at Habanggiri near Damara Medipathar in the district along the Meghalaya border on Saturday morning,” a police official said.

“Suspected militants of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) planted the IED as target to security forces,” police added.

Later, the IED was defused by the army bomb defusal squad.

Meanwhile, top officials of Assam police and Meghalaya police said that, GNLA and anti-talk faction group of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) had jointly set up a few camps along the Assam-Meghalaya border and were operating unlawful activities from the area.

Hemanta Kumar Nath is a correspondent in Assam, India, who reports on local news in Assam, the north east Indian state.