Twin Blasts Rock Upper Assam


IED also recovered in Jorhat

Twin blasts rocked oil rich-Upper Assam town Digboi while celebrating Republic Day, officials said.

According to reports, two low intensity bomb exploded in Digboi town in oil rich-Upper Assam on Monday morning.

There were no report of any casualties in the explosion.

Tinsukia district SP Ananda Prakash Tiwari said, suspected ULFA(I) militants had triggered the explosions.

“The first blast took place near a patrol pump in Digboi town and second was near the railway line,” the top police official said.

Meanwhile ULFA(I) had claimed responsibility of the explosions.

In addition, security forces on Monday morning had recovered a powerful IED at Hatigarh area in Jorhat district averted a major explosion which was kept buried by ULFA(I) militants.

Later the bomb squad team defused the IED.

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