7 Killed In Assam's Nalbari Blasts; ULFA Suspected
Sunny • onInformation 9 years ago • 2 min read

Seven people were killed and 35 others injured when two bombs explosions outside a police station in Nalbari district of Assam on Sunday morning.

Nalbari district is about 70 km west of Assam's main city of Guwahati.

A third blast, which took place in Gopal Bazar area after five minutes of the first two, has not been confirmed by the police.

The bombs were kept on a parked bicycle and exploded between 1000-1015 hrs IST, an official said.

The injured have been taken to the hospitals and security has been stepped up in the city.

Police suspect the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA)'s role in the blast and insist that the outfit was desperately trying to carry out a few strikes in the run-up to their 'protest day' on November 27.

They also suspect that the blasts can be a reaction to the recent arrests of its foreign secretary Sasha Choudhury and finance secretary Chitrabon Hazarika.

On November 17 a blast took place on the railway tracks near Changpool in Golaghat district leading to the burning of train wagons carrying fuel from Numaligarh Refinery Ltd.

Police have disclosed the names of nine ULFA militants who are allegedly planning a major attack on the state.

The names have been put up on the most wanted list of the state police's official website.


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