Four blasts took place Sunday morning in India’s northeastern state of Assam as the country began to celebrate its Republic Day, with no casualties reported so far, according to the police.
Sources of Xinhua said, The police said three blasts went off at three places in Dibrugarh district, about 424 km northeast of Dispur, the capital city of Assam, and the other one took place in adjacent Charaideo district.
Following the blasts, which were suspected to be caused by grenades, police teams rushed to the spots and collect forensic evidence to unravel the nature of blasts.
“There have been four low-intensity IED blasts in Upper Assam. There has been no casualties or damage to property. We would leave no stone unturned to neutralise the perpetrators. That’s our solemn assurance to people,” a senior police official GP Singh said.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal condemned the blasts and vowed to take strong action against the culprits.
Assma 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.”
Strongly condemn the bomb blasts in a few places of Assam. This cowardly attempt to create terror on a sacred day only exhibits the frustration of the terror groups after their total rejection by the people.
Our Govt will take the sternest action to bring the culprits to book.
— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) January 26, 2020
ULFA-I had issued a call for a “general strike” on Sunday asking citizens to abstain from the Republic Day celebrations in the state and remain indoors.
The blasts come days after 644 militants from eight rebel outfits laid down arms in front of Sarbananda Sonowal at a ceremony in Guwahati. They included 50 ULFA-I cadres.