A security alert is in place across the state apprehending strike by al-Qaeda. Quoting intelligence sources Chief minister Tarun Gogoi told reporters on Saturday the international terrorist group has been planning to strike in a number of places during the Durga puja festival. Gogoi suspects that al-Qaeda is likely get to support from ULFA to strike in the state alleging both the groups have secret understanding. He, however, said that there is no proof to substantiate the allegation but, according to him, ULFA has never criticized the terrorist groups who has been unleashing violence across the globe. He said al-Qaeda earlier too tried to set up base in the North-East which they could not. Gogoi’s revelation assumed significance days after al-Qaeda took the name of Assam in a video threat.