4 low-intensity IED blasts hit Assam, no casualties


At least four low-intensity explosions within a span of 15 minutes hit Assam on Sunday as India marked its 71st Republic Day, officials said, adding that there was no loss of life or damage to property.

Hours later, the banned United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent), or Ulfa(I), claimed responsibility, saying it was the handiwork of its military wing. Ulfa’s anti-talk faction and other proscribed outfits had called a bandh on Republic Day, asking residents to stay indoors.

“All these are suspected low-intensity improvised explosive device (IED) blasts. There was no damage to property and no human injury or casualty. The first blast was reported at 8:10am and the last one around 8:25am,” GP Singh, additional director general of police (law and order) of the Assam Police, said.

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Source: Hindustan Times