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Monday, August 13, 2012

Assam on alert following Ulfa threat

Daily Star, Dhaka, Monday, August 13, 2012, International

PTI, Guwahati

Security has been beefed up and alert sounded throughout Assam following reports of possible strikes by Ulfa's anti-talk faction in the run-up to Independence Day celebrations on Wednesday.

According to intelligence reports, several groups of the outfit's anti-talk faction have sneaked into different parts of the start to carry out subversive activities and patrolling has been intensified to nab them, official sources said.

Security forces have carried out operations in different parts of the state and nabbed several militants who were planning to disrupt the Independence Day celebrations, the sources said.

The anti-talk faction of the ULFA has called an Assam Bandh on August 15 and also joined several other militant outfits of the North East in calling a boycott and general strike on that day.

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