Twelve years of Assam serial blasts


GUWAHATI: Twelve years have passed since the gruesome serial blasts rocked Assam on October 30, 2008.  On this day, over 90 people lost their lives to nine near-simultaneous explosions in Guwahati, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon and Barpeta Road that were orchestrated by the Ranjan Daimary-led faction of the NDFB. Several were injured in the brutality.

The day is marked as the Black Day in Assam’s history. On this day, the kin of the victims remember their dear ones with teary eyes. Many survivors still recall the harrowing day which claimed lives of several innocents.

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal paid tributes to the victims who had scarified their lives to the dastardly act of terrorism.

“Solemn tributes and prayers for the victims of the October 30, 2008 serial bomb blasts in Assam,” Sonowal tweeted.