Series of blasts hit Upper Assam on Independence Day - NEWS SENTRY


Monday, 15 August 2016

Series of blasts hit Upper Assam on Independence Day

Series of blasts hit Assam on Independence Day Suspected ULFA (I) militants exploded five bombs in various parts of Upper Assam on Monday as the state celebrated the 70th Independence Day. The first blast took place near Indira Gandhi School at Laipuli on the outskirts of Tinsukia town at 7.15 am. This was followed by another explosion in line no.6 of Badlabhata tea estate in Doomdooma area where the third IED was also set off at Masuwa locality, they said. The fourth one exploded at Gamtumati in Philobari area where ULFA-I militants on August 12 night had shot dead two persons and injured six others in indiscriminate firing at Bahbon village. The fifth one exploded at Lakuwa in Sivasagar district. There was no casualty or injury in any of the explosions.

With the nation on high alert on the occasion on Independence Day, five low intensity blasts on Monday morning rocked Tinsukia and Sivasagar in Assam, however, no causalities have been reported so far.
"The investigation is yet to be done about the blasts. All the blasts have taken place in isolated places like, fields, drain and such but have not caused any causalities. The senior officers are on the spot with the teams to probe the incident. The special DG is also present to look into the matter," DGP Mukesh Sahai told reporters.
Meanwhile, two medium intensity IED blasts were also witnessed in Imphal. Violence hit Srinagar yet again, as three terrorists opened fire on security forces in Nowhatta area of Srinagar in which five CRPF soldiers and one Jammu and Kashmir policeman were injured.
The Indian Army foiled an infiltration bid in Uri Sector (Jammu and Kashmir) along Line of Control as two terrorists were neutralised.
Earlier today, in his address to the nation from the Red Fort, Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned terrorism and called on for unity to fight terrorism. "This country will never bend before terrorism. Many innocents were killed in Peshawar terrorist attack, but there were tears in everyone’s eyes in Parliament here," he added.
Asserting that ’unity in diversity’ is the whole essence of the Indian culture, the Prime Minister said there is no place for violence and atrocities in the nation.

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