SIVASAGAR, March 4 � An improvised explosive device (IED) allegedly planted by anti-talk faction of ULFA exploded at Borpathar in Sivasagar district today, damaging a power transmission tower of NEEPCO, reports PTI.
Police said three IEDs, weighing nearly a kg, were planted on the power transmission tower and one of them exploded this morning damaging the tower.
The other two IEDs were later defused by the army bomb squad, the police said.
The tower transmits electricity from Assam Power Generation Corporation Limited�s Lakwa Thermal Power Station (LTPS) at Maibella.
The police suspect ULFA anti-talk faction had caused the explosion to threaten the pro-talk faction of the outfit chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa, who hails from the area.