India: Blast at Oil India Limited (OIL) installation in Assam, claimed by United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) rebels
Separatists Friday blew up a major installation of India’s premier oil exploration firm Oil India Limited (OIL) in Assam, triggering a massive fire leaping up to more than 100 metres.
The blast took place at the oil collection station (OCS) at Tipling, close to the OIL headquarters at Duliajan in Dibrugarh district, about 550 km east of Guwahati, officials said.
The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has claimed responsibility for the attack.
“We claim responsibility for the explosion. The attack is part of our campaign to strike at vital installations as we believe the Indian government is exploiting our natural resources,” a rebel statement received by IANS read.