After a brief lull, fresh tension irrupted along the Assam-Mizoram border following a low-intensity blast at school in Hailakandi district along the inter-state boundary on Friday night.

As per reports, unidentified miscreants triggered a blast at the Sahebmara Punjee Lower Primary school in the Gutguti area in Hailakandi district adjoining Kolasib district of Mizoram.

The government-run school is located in the remote bordering area and has been shut due to Covid-19 restrictions.

As the blast took place at midnight no one was hurt in the incident.

Hailakandi district SP Gaurav Upadhyay, who visited the spot, said that they are now probing who is behind the explosion.

Three months back, miscreants carried out powerful blasts damaging Muliwala Lower Primary school located in Katlicherra Block in the same Hailakandi district and in a June explosion, damaged Dholakhal Lower Primary school in Cachar district.

The blast on Friday took place two weeks after six Assam police personnel and a civilian were killed in a violent clash with Mizoram cops at Lailapur in Cachar district along the border.


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