Five high-intensity blasts in Dibrugarh, Assam on Republic Day

Dibrugarh blast

The Hush Post | 2:37 pm|one-minute-read|

Five high-intensity grenade explosions took place in Assam — three in Dibrugarh and one in Charaideo districts — on Sunday morning as the country celebrated Republic Day, police said.

In Dibrugarh district, an explosion took place at Graham Bazar. Another one took place beside a gurudwara on A T Road, both under Dibrugarh police station.

Another blast was reported in front of a shop at Tiyakghat Tiniali area near Sonari in Assam’s Charaideo district at around 8 am.

Top police officials and other security personnel rushed to the spot and collected splinter.

Locals said that bike-borne suspected militants had lobbed a grenade and immediately vanished from the area.

Another explosion rocked the oil town of Duliajan in Dibrugarh whose details were still awaited, police said.

Another blast took place in Tinsukia district. The details of this explosion were awaited.

“We rushed to the spot when we heard the sound of the explosion. Some people said that bike-borne miscreants had lobbed a grenade and fled from the area,” said a local villager.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal condemned the blasts by saying, “The cowardly attempt to create terror on a sacred day only exhibits the frustration of the terror groups.”

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