Two IEDs recovered in Assam
Two powerful Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were recovered in Assam on Thursday ahead of the Republic Day celebrations, officials said.
A powerful bomb was found near a police station in Assam's Darrang district on Thursday morning.
"The bomb was found near the Mangaldoi police station and parade ground on Thursday morning," a top police official said.
"The bomb was planted by suspected militants for triggering explosion targeting security forces," the police said.
Later army bomb squad team defused the bomb.
Anti-talk faction group of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) took responsibility for planting the bomb.
In a separate incident, an IED was found at Goreswar Gasbari area on Thursday morning.
The IED was planted by suspected anti-talk faction group of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) near a culvert of Baihata-Goreswar road.
On Wednesday, three hand grenades were recovered inside the Kakopathar police station in Tinsukia district.
Outlawed ULFA militants attacked the Namtola police station in Sivsagar district on Jan 22 night, where a police constable was injured and four vehicles were damaged by bullets.
Eleven outfits of North Eastern region of India including ULFA and NDFB have called a general strike on Jan 26 and urged people to boycott the Republic Day celebrations.