Terrorist attack on October 30, CM pays deep condolence

NewsDesk    30-Oct-2021
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The 2008 Assam bombings occurred on 30 October 2008, before noon in markets in Guwahati city and the surrounding area of western Assam. The explosions in Guwahati ripped through Pan Bazar, Fancy Bazar and Ganeshguri, which were crowded with shoppers and office goers. Three blasts occurred in Kokrajhar, with another possible grenade explosion; one in Bongaigaon and two in Barpeta Road. The blasts took place just after the Diwali holidays making the blasts even more unexpected and adding to a toll count. National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) engineered the attacks based on orders issued by its founder and chief, Rajan Daimary, in September 2008. The attacks was seen as a kind of “signalling” to communicate the NDFB’s growing frustration of at the lack of progress in its talks with the Union government. ULFA provided the infrastructural backup to the NDFB to carry out the attacks, and that ULFA military chief Paresh Barua, who is based in Bangladesh, was desperate to showcase his outfit’s lethality against the backdrop of its sagging reputation in Assam. Taking to the twitter, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “On this day in 2008, countless innocent people were killed in the brutal terrorist attacks in various parts of Assam, including Guwahati.” “We pay our deepest respects to every innocent person who has fallen victim to this terrorism”, he added.