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Blast rocks Assam ahead of Republic Day, train derailed

January 25, 2011 - Guwahati

A powerful bomb planted by unidentified militants on a rail bridge exploded damaging a portion of the tracks and derailing a goods train in Assam's North Cachar Hills District on Tuesday on the eve of Republic Day.

According to television reports, the bomb that was placed on a rail bridge near Lower Haflong Bridge, exploded this afternoon derailing the engine of a goods train, which was on its way from Lumding to Silchar.

No casualties have, however, been reported into the incident.

Train services in the Lumding-Badarpur section has been temporarily suspended.

Security measures have been intensified after the blast.


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