IED blast rocks Charaideo district, Assam; no casualties reported

IED blast rocks Charaideo district, Assam; no casualties reported

No casualties or damage to property were reported in the incidents.

While one of the blasts was reported from Dibrugarh district's Chowkidinghee area, another IED blast was reported from Charaideo district of the state in a paddy field.

Terror outfit United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) has claimed responsibility for the explosions and vowed to carry out more.

In Manipur, the twin blasts reportedly took place in Imphal East and West district. Assam Director-General of Police Mukesh Sahay was quoted by the New India Express as saying: "We have received reports of seven low-intensity blasts".

A Times of India, report said that the fourth blast took place at Nazira in Sivasagar district.

As people gear up to celebrate the occasion, the national capital has been brought under ground-to-air security cover with thousands of armed personnel keeping a tight vigil for the Republic Day celebrations and police using anti-drone technology to thwart any aerial attack.

There have been 6 low intensity blasts (in upper assam).

Assam police said two Manipuri rebels were killed in the ambush at Jagun earlier this week. Two of the blasts occurred in Mantripukhri and another near Manipur college in Imphal. "We, the fraternal organisations, have decided that the region should collectively boycott the Indian Republic Day", they had said.

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