Guwahati (Assam): Ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Assam, suspected anti-talk ULFA faction on Thursday night blasted rail track in Tinsukia division, 463 km from here, in Sibsagar district but there were no reports of casualties.

Police said that the militants had blasted the rail track at a stretch between Bhoja and Longpotia stations. None was injured in the blast, a North Eastern Frontier Rail spokesman said, adding that track restoration teams have been rushed to the spot.

Rail services have been disrupted due to the blast with railway officials halting Rajdhani, Kamrup Express and Inter-City trains at various stations. Meanwhile, a power station was blasted at Kolakhowa area in Jorhat district. Police said that the cause of the blast has not been ascertained.

The incident on Thursday evening came in the run up to a 12 hour bandh called by ULFA's anti-talk faction across Assam beginning at 0500 hrs on Friday in protest against the Prime Minister's day-long visit to the state.

(Agencies)