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Bomb scare hits Republic Day event

By The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, Jan 26 (IANS): The Republic Day flag hoisting ceremony in Assam's Sonari town Thursday was marred by the discovery of a bomb near the venue. It was defused.

The incident happened in Upper Assam's Sivsagar district. "The bomb was diffused by experts from a nearby army camp," a police officer told IANS.

The discovery created panic for some time. Militant groups, including the anti-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), had called for a boycott of Republic Day celebrations.

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Bomb scare hits Republic Day event

GUWAHATI, Jan 26 (IANS): The Republic Day flag hoisting ceremony in Assam's Sonari town Thursday was marred by the discovery of a bomb near the venue. It was defused.

The incident happened in Upper Assam's Sivsagar district. "The bomb was diffused by experts from a nearby army camp," a police officer told IANS.

The discovery created panic for some time. Militant groups, including the anti-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), had called for a boycott of Republic Day celebrations.