Goalpara: Suspected ULFA militants on Saturday night set off eight IED blasts in a space of 90 minutes targeting the house of an AIDUF MLA and crowded markets in Assam's Goalpara and Dhubri districts but there was no immediate report of casualty or injury, police sources said. ULFA, along with some other insurgents group, gave a call for boycotting the Republic Day celebrations.
The first blast took place inside the residential complex of Moinuddin Ahmed, MLA of All India Democratic United Front, at Jaleshwar in Goalpara district.
The people apprehended one suspected militant and beat him up, after which he reportedly died though there was no official confirmation of this. Three motorcycles suspected to have been used by the militants were recovered from the area, the sources said.
One bomb is suspected to be concealed in the MLA's house and a bomb disposal squad of the police reached the place, they added. Another IED went off at Jaleshwar High School. The other explosions in Goalpara district took place at Moriakichi Bazar, Gaurnagar, Porahita and Jamadar Bazar areas. In Dhubri, the areas hit by the blasts are Airketa, Sirajkuthi and Metarteri.