Bomb blast in Assam; traffic halted
A powerful bomb went off here despite being detected earlier while army halted movement of traffic on the NH 52 in Sonitpur district.
Guwahati: A powerful bomb went off here
despite being detected earlier while army halted movement of
traffic on the NH 52 in Sonitpur district after spotting an
explosive under a bridge, in separate incidents in Assam since
late last night.
In Guwahati, the improvised explosive device (IED)
kept in an abandoned bag was first detected by police near a
roadside temple in Fancy Bazar and the bomb disposal squad
immediately covered it with a bomb blanket last midnight,
official sources said.
However, before it could be safely defused the
explosive went off but with minimum impact due to the blanket
without causing injury to anyone, the sources said.
In Sonitpur district, army and Assam Rifles stopped
movement of traffic between Tezpur and Dhekiajuli for three
hours after finding a powerful bomb was planted under Dipota
bridge, about three km away from Tezpur, the sources said.
The security forces finally allowed vehicles to move
at 7:30 am after having recovered and defused the bomb,
suspected to have been planted by NDFB, the sources said.
However, local police, the village headman, villagers
and journalists present there claimed not having seen any