Powerful bombs recovered near railway tracks

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Guwahati, Aug 4 (UNI) Two extremely powerful bombs were recovered from near railway tracks in Mirza, about 40 km south of the state capital.

Superintendent of Police (Kamrup Rural) Debojit Hazarika informed here today that the bombs were found late last night in a bag abandoned by two youths who took to heels on seeing a police and Army team.

The outlawed ULFA is being suspected, with the police not ruling out the ISI angle, with ammonium nitrate being used in the bombs as was done in the Bangalore and Ahmedabad blasts.

For the first time in the state, liquid gel or paste was used in the bombs, as forensic tests confirmed, Mr Hazarika said.

High explosive Nitroglycerin Nitrocellulose (NGNC) was used, which was packed in ammonium nitrate, in iron pipes and plastered with cement for maximum impact.

Five detonators were fitted each in the bombs, with five additional detonators recovered in the bag.

There were no splinters in the bomb, the SP informed, adding that splinters were used when people were targetted.

But the nature of the bombs and the recovery near the railway tracks suggested that trains could have been a possible target, Mr Hazarika said.

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