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ULFA denies hand in Saturday blast

K Anurag in Guwahati | June 23, 2007 23:28 IST

The banned United Liberation Front of Asom has denied its involvement behind the Saturday morning blasts at Machkhowa in the heart of Guwahati city that claimed 5 lives and injured 20 people.

The military spokesman of the outfit, Raju Baruah in a statement e-mailed to the media claimed that the ULFA was not involved in the Saturday morning explosion and condemned such attacks on innocent people.

The ULFA leader alleged that the 'colonial Indian rulers and security forces' were out to tarnish the image of the outfit.

He said the 'colonial Indian rulers' were not in favour of a peaceful political solution to 'Asom-India' conflict and wanted a military solution to it.

The ULFA also denied reports in a section of local media about the militant group having eight camps in Afghanistan. The outfit claimed that it didn't have any camp in any foreign country.

Regarding the often repeated allegation against the outfit having close links with Pakistan's ISI and fundamentalist outfits based in Bangladesh, the ULFA spokesman criticised the Indian security forces for trying to link the outfit with 'foreign forces through 'doctored' confessional statements extracted by force from arrested ULFA militants or even innocent civilians.