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Eerie silence in blast-hit Itakhola

An eerie silence prevails in Sonitpur a day after suspected NDFB-S militants exploded a powerful grenade leaving five persons injured on Friday night.

Army and para military forces are patrolling on the streets in Itakhola where the incident took place along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border. The entire area is being cordoned off for the on going combing operation to nab the militants.

The explosion took place in the evening where the militants who came in a white car hurled the grenade at a busy area of the town just a stone’s throw away from the police station. Four persons sustained injured.

They include Diplonga tea garden assistant manager Bijay Singh. Three others are Hamed Ali, Baharul Islam and Rajesh Gupta. All they have sustained splinter injury to be shifted to the Tezpur Kanaklata Civil Hospital.

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