Car bomb blast in Assam : 7 killed

Car bomb blast in Assam : 7 killed

Car bomb blast in Assam : 7 killed

Suspected ULFA militants set off a car bomb blast in Maligaon area and a cycle borne bomb blast in Dhekiajuli on the eve of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Assam. The militants used hi-tech explosives.

As per the last reports received, 7 people were killed and 61 others injured in these two bomb blasts triggered in Maligaon at around 2:00pm, sparking a fire that set ablaze two cars and 20 motorcycles and spread to a three-storey building housing the area police station. The Dhekiajuli blast occurred just hours later.

Assam DGP J M Srivastav said that these bomb blasts were the handiwork of ULFA militants 24 hours ahead of the outfit’s Raising Day.

According to a communication from Delhi, the Prime Minister’s visit to Assam tomorrow would take place without any changes in his itinerary.


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