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Assam police foil explosion

Assam police foil explosion
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Assam police on Monday foiled a major explosion ahead of PM Narendra Modi’s viist to the state recovering a powerful IED weighing seven kilograms from a compartment of a passenger train in Kamrup district.

Powerful IED recovered from passenger train

Guwahati: Assam police on Monday foiled a major explosion ahead of PM Narendra Modi’s viist to the state recovering a powerful IED weighing seven kilograms from a compartment of a passenger train in Kamrup district.

Input from NIA and intelligence, Assam police had recovered the powerful IED from a compartment of Up Alipurduar-Kamakhya Intercity Express at Kendukuna railway station in the Lower Assam district. “Suspected militants had planted the IED in the passenger train targeting more than 1500 passengers,” a top police official said.

“The troops had launched operation in the train at Kendukuna railway station and recovered the bomb from a compartment,” the police official said.Later Army bomb squad team had defused the IED.

On November 23, two people were killed and 27 others injured in a powerful explosion at Rajgarh area in Upper Assam’s Dibrugarh district. Assam police had sounded high alert across the state for probable terror attack.

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