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Four explosions rock Assam on Republic Day

Four powerful grenade explosions — three in Dibrugarh and one in Charaideo districts — rocked Assam on Sunday morning as the country celebrated Republic Day, police said

In Dibrugarh district, an explosion took place at Graham Bazar and another 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 fled from the area.

“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.

“We have received the information about the explosion in Dibrugarh. An investigation has begun, it is being probed that who is involved in this,” said Assam DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahant.

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

So far no casualty has been reported, said police.

The incident comes at a time when the country is celebrating its 71st Republic Day.

(With PTI inputs)

More details are awaited.


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