Militants trigger two grenade blasts in Assam

Guwahati, Aug 14 (IANS) On Independence Day eve, suspected militants triggered two grenade blasts and two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were recovered in Assam Wednesday, police said. No injury or casualty was reported.

The grenade blasts took place in Chirang district around 8.40 a.m., police said.

Inspector General of Police (Bodoland Territorial Areas Districts) G.P. Singh said: "Blasts have occurred today and we have reviewed the security arrangements."

The two IEDs were recovered in Chirang district around 1.30 a.m., police said.

Singh said security arrangements had been reviewed and additional forces have been deployed at vital installations like oil fields, refineries, airports and along the railway tracks and stations.

"We have also pressed into services of dog squads to detect explosives," he said.


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