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IED recovered off Dudhnoi

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 27 � A major catastrophe was averted when a liquid petroleum cylinder-based powerful improvised explosive device (IED) was recovered and destroyed on the busy Goalpara-Dudhnoi/Mendipather-Guwahati railway track at Barigaon near Dudhnoi by the Goalpara- based Army troops of Red Horn Division today.

The Army, which acted on intelligence provided by Eastern Command Intelligence, conducted a detailed search together with the Assam Police.

The IED was recovered by the troops with the help of an Army �explosive detector� dog. The IED was found well camouflaged and entrenched under the railway track, the only railway connectivity to Meghalaya and the alternate rail route connecting Guwahati with the rest of India. �The activation of the IED would have disturbed the ethnic-sensitive and fragile peace in Goalpara district and the adjoining hills of Meghalaya,� an Army source said.

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