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Assam: 2 killed, 10 hurt in blast

By K Anurag in Guwahati
Last updated on: January 19, 2007 20:25 IST

Two person was killed and 10 others injured when suspected United Liberation Front of Assam militants detonated a bomb in the Adabari area in Guwahati on Friday.

Police said the bomb was concealed in a vegetable basket that exploded at a market adjacent to the bus terminus, where hundreds of people were present. The injured were rushed to the Guwahati Medical College Hospital.

Earlier in the day, suspected ULFA militants detonated a blast under an Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited pipeline carrying crude oil at Lakwa in Sivasagar district of Upper Assam. The blast caused extensive damage to the pipeline.

However, cops managed to avert an attack in Upper Assam's oil refinery town of Digboi on Friday with the timely recovery of an improvised explosive device.

Meanwhile, the GOC 4 Corps of the Army, Lt Gen R K Chhabra, who is the operational head of the counter-insurgency unified command in Assam, chaired a security review meeting with top Army officials, police representatives from Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya, the Central Reserve Police Force and the Border Security Force at the Narangi Army base in Guwahati, a defence source said..

The meeting was held to review the current operational situation after the killing of Hindi-speaking people in Upper Assam areas and also the call given by the banned ULFA for boycott of the Republic Day celebrations in the state on January 26 next.

The meeting also reviewed the arrangements made for review of the security of participants during the forthcoming National Games in the state. The participants deliberated on the current modus operandi of the terrorists and worked out a strategy and methodology of countering it to ensure peaceful and smooth conduct of the National Games.

K Anurag in Guwahati