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5 explosions rock Assam on Republic Day, CM Sonowal condemns

Five powerful explosions rocked Assam on Sunday morning.

Visuals from the explosion site. (Photo credit: Hemanta Nath)

Five powerful grenade explosions — three in Dibrugarh and one in Charaideo districts — rocked Assam on Sunday morning as the country celebrated Republic Day, police said.

In Dibrugarh district, an explosion took place at Graham Bazar and another beside a gurudwara on A T Road, both under Dibrugarh police station.

Another blast was reported in front of a shop at Tiyakghat Tiniali area near Sonari in Assam’s Charaideo district at around 8 am.

Top police officials and other security personnel rushed to the spot and collected splinter.

Locals said that bike-borne suspected militants had lobbed a grenade and fled from the area.

Another explosion rocked the oil town of Duliajan in Dibrugarh whose details are still awaited, police said.

“We rushed to the spot when we heard the sound of the explosion. Some people said that bike-borne miscreants had lobbed a grenade and fled from the area,” said a local villager.

News Source India Today

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