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