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Army recovers IED, averts major tragedy in Tinsukia

The Indian Army today averted a major tragedy by timely detecting an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), which was placed at Chikajan in Tinsukia to target a military patrol team by the rebel United liberation Front of Asom (ULFA).

Tezpur: (Assam), May 4 : The Indian Army today averted a major tragedy by timely detecting an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), which was placed at Chikajan in Tinsukia to target a military patrol team by the rebel United liberation Front of Asom (ULFA).

Three persons have been apprehended for questioning in connection to it.

The weight of explosives in the seized IED was approximately 40-45 kgs, which could have blown up two vehicles moving together, according to the patrol team that recovered the IED.

The IED was placed inside a gas cylinder that was cut from below.

On detection, the Bomb Disposal team of 55 Engineer Regiment based at Dinjan rushed to the spot and the area was cordoned off.

"The timely detection of the IED by 2 BIHAR resulted into aversion of a major tragedy in Tinsukia, which could have led to huge loss of life and property to the army or the civilians in the area," sources in the army said.

ANI

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