On the occasion of Republic Day, 5 major blasts took place in 3 districts of Assam. These blasts took place on Sunday morning when there was Republic Day celebrations in entire nation.
Explosions were carried out by grenades at 5 places in the state. The 3 blasts were carried out in Dibrugarh district, one blast in Charaideo district and one blast Tinsukia district. However, there is no information about any casualties in these blasts so far.
Assam: An explosion has taken place at a shop near NH 37 at Graham Bazaar in Dibrugarh. Police and other officers have reached the spot. More details awaited. https://t.co/7v6gghmBVt pic.twitter.com/2SrLpcwgxA— ANI (@ANI) January 26, 2020
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has condemned the blasts in Assam. Chief Minister has directed State Director General Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta to keep control of the situation and apprehend those who have been involved in the blasts.
Assam CM S Sonowal: I condemn the blasts. It is an act of cowardice. I have directed police to take stern action against those involved. Peace loving people of Assam deserve a special thanks as due to people’s participation we were able to celebrate #Republic Day in 33 districts pic.twitter.com/rbnGEGBjmJ— ANI (@ANI) January 26, 2020
United Liberation Front of Assam-Independent (ULFA-I) has claimed the responsibility of these 5 blasts in Assam
United Liberation Front of Assam-Independent (ULFA-I) claims responsibility of serial blasts in Assam today.— ANI (@ANI) January 26, 2020