Improvised Explosive Device Recovered in Assam

A powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was recovered by security forces in the Baska district in Assam on Saturday during the “Raising Day” observed by the outfit group United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), police said.

“The IED was recovered from the Tamulpur area and it was planted by suspected militant of Paresh Baruah led anti-talk faction group of ULFA,” a police official said.

The bomb was later defused by the army bomb disposal squad.

Meanwhile, the pro-talk ULFA observed the foundation day at Kakpathar designated camp in Tinsukia district.

Assam militants have been acquiring IEDs for several years. The Indian army recovered some from the Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam (MULTA), in 2008, assording to the Tribune of India at the time.

A major fire incident was reported in the Numaligarh oil refinery in Golaghat district on Saturday evening. Police said the fire was due to an industrial accident, but the militant arm of ULFA claimed responsibility for the incident, saying they used timer devices to start the fire.

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