Guwahati: A day after serial blasts
rocked Mumbai, two powerful improvised explosive devices were
recovered in Guwahati and nearby Baksa district on Thursday during
two separate search operations in the run up to Independence
Stepping up security measures, a joint army and police
team recovered an IED containing ammonium nitrate and other
chemicals from a mini truck at Saat Mile area under Jalukbari
police station here, police sources said.
The bomb comprised assorted chemicals weighing 200 to
250 gram, they said and added the exact chemicals would be
identified after laboratory testing.
During routine checking, the explosive was found in
the truck even as the person taking a lift carrying the bomb
fled away, the sources said.
The truck`s driver and handyman were being
interrogated, they said.
In nearby Baksa district`s Tamulpur area, another IED
was recovered from Natun Howly area during search operation.
Both the bombs had been taken away by the army bomb
disposal squad for analyzing and defusing them.