The ULFA (I) had carried out the blasts with the "help of outside agencies" in Paltanbazar area of the city, he said. Gogoi said that there "must have been some security lapse otherwise blast would not have taken place".

"If there is development in Assam, the problem of unemployment will end and youth of Assam will not join any insurgent outfit. As a result, these outside forces will lose ground," the Chief Minister said.

He said a high-level security meeting will be held on Monday evening.

(Agencies)

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