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Amid tightened security for Republic Day celebration, serial blasts rocked Upper Assam on Sunday morning.

Even as the State along with the Northeast and entire nation is celebrating the 71st Republic Day, serial blasts in Assam has raised serious questions on the security mechanism.

In Dibrugarh, two low intensity explosions took place near Ashtha Hospital and at AT road near Gurudwara on Sunday morning.

According to reports, similar bomb blasts took place in Duliajan, Doomdooma and Sonari.

Meanwhile, security forces have reached the blast spots and started the investigation.

“The blasts in Dibrugarh were of low intensity which took place this morning in two places. Our team has reached the spot and started the investigation. Right now we cannot ascertain anything,” said a police source.

Notably, ULFA-I has carried out similar blasts during Republic Day and Independence Day celebrations on earlier occasions.

Like every year, this year also the ULFA-I has called for boycott of Republic Day celebration.

Though no one has claimed responsibility for the explosions, it is presumed that these bomb blasts on Republic Day were carried out by ULFA-I.

Through these explosions, the banned militant outfit seems to have asserted their presence in eastern Assam.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com