Two ULFA linkmen held for blast, BSF ambush toll rises to 9

Two ULFA linkmen were picked up in connection with yesterday`s IED blast at the Congress headquarters here even as the death toll in the ambush by NDFB rebels on a BSF convoy rose to nine on Tuesday, police said.

Last Updated: Mar 15, 2011, 22:35 PM IST

Guwahati: Two ULFA linkmen were picked up
in connection with yesterday`s IED blast at the Congress
headquarters here even as the death toll in the ambush by NDFB
rebels on a BSF convoy rose to nine on Tuesday, police said.

"Two persons connected to the incident have been
picked up for interrogation and search operations are on,"
Guwahati city SSP Deepak Choudhury said.
Five Congressmen including spokesmen Mehdi Alam Bora
and Akhaya Rajkhowa were seriously injured when cadres of the
anti-talk ULFA faction detonated an IED at Rajiv Bhavan
yesterday.

Choudhury said police have conducted search operations
in suspected hideouts of the militants in and around the city
and other parts of the state.

"Extra precaution is taken in view of the ULFA threat
to disrupt the coming assembly elections," he said.

Meanwhile, with the death of a BSF jawan injured in
yesterday`s ambush by anti-talk faction of the National
Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) on a BSF convoy, the toll
rose to nine.
The jawan succumbed to his injuries in the hospital at
Bongaigaon, BSF sources said.

The anti-talk faction of the NDFB has claimed
responsibility for the ambush on BSF convoy. G Bidai, self-
styled commanding officer of NDFB said similar attacks would
be carried out if the security forces did not halt action
against their cadres.

Meanwhile, the anti-talk faction of the NDFB have
claimed responsibility for the ambush on BSF convoy.

G Bidai, self-styled commanding officer of NDFB said
similar attacks would be carried out if the security forces
did not halt action against their cadres.

PTI