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Twin blasts in Assam and Meghalaya ahead of I-Day celebrations, no casualty

Twin blasts in Assam and Meghalaya ahead of I-Day celebrations, no casualty

| | 11 Aug 2016, 12:55 pm
Guwahati, Aug 11 (IBNS) : Twin blasts rocked Assam and Meghalaya on Thursday morning after several militant groups of North-East India gave a joint call for boycotting the independence Day celebrations.

According to reports, an IED  in a drain at Badalbheta village near Doomdooma in Upper Assam's Tinsukia district.

There were no reports of  casualties in the blast.

Tinsukia district police said that suspected ULFA(I) militants had triggered the blast, which  occurred five days after, 14 civilians were killed by suspected NDFB(S) militants in a market in Kokrajhar district.

Another explosion took place in Meghalaya's South Garo Hills district, which is believed to the act of GNLA militants.

On Aug 10, twin blasts rocked Manipur, where a seven- year -old  was injured.

Several militant groups, including ULFA(I) and GNLA, have jointly called for the  boycott of the Independence Day celebrations.

Meanwhile, Assam DGP Mukesh Sahai said that adequate security measures have been  taken  across the state ahead of I-Day celebrations.


(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)

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