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Powerful IED found in Bijni before PM’s visit

Security forces found a powerful Improvised Explosive Device from railway tracks in Chirang district on the eve of ULFA’s 12-hour Assam Bandh call.

Weighing 3 kgs, two detonators and some fused wire were recovered at Maneswari near Bijni railway station during routine patrolling by a joint team of the police and army personnel.

The security forces have cordoned off the area and the IED defused. Train services have been temporarily halted in the section as security personnel launched a massive combing operation in the area to detect whether any more explosives have been planted or not.

Meanwhile, security along the railway tracks have been tightened with several trains cancelled or rescheduled in view of the bandh.

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