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4 explosions rock Assam on Independence Day; no casualties reported

News Agencies | Updated on: 15 August 2016, 11:56 IST

Suspected ULFA-Independent militants exploded four bombs in various parts of Assam's Tinsukia district today as the state celebrated the nation's 70th Independence Day on 15 August.

There was no casualty or injury in any of the explosions. An improvised explosive devise (IED) exploded near Indira Gandhi School at Laipuli on the outskirts of district headquarters of Tinsukia town at 7.15 am, the police said.

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 12 August night had shot dead two persons and injured six others in indiscriminate firing at Bahbon village.

--PTI

First published: 15 August 2016, 11:56 IST
 
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