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2 dead in Sivasagar grenade blast

Two persons were killed when suspected ULFA militants made a grenade attack at the house of a local businessman for refusing to pay ransom in Sivasagar district on Friday.

The incident took place at Sepon when the ULFA militants who were travelling in a cycle hurled a grenade at the house of Biren Agarwal on J P Road at around 8-30 in the morning.

Biren Agarwal's younger brother Situ Agarwal and their driver Dimbeswar Bhuyan died on the spot. The duo were going out of the house.

Security forces are launching a combing operation to nab the militants. The entire area was cordoned off for several areas during the operation. But nobody has been arrested so far. 

Local residents told Assam Times that that the proscribed out fit had recently demanded extortion money from the Agarwal family who refused to make the payment.

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