One dead, 20 injured in bomb blast outside of BJP office in Goalpara in Assam

Guwahati: One person was killed and 20 others, including four police men, injured in a bomb blast near a temporary election office of BJP on Monday in Assam's Goalpara district where Assembly election will be held in the second phase on 11 April.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The bomb, suspected to have been kept in a bag near the BJP office, went off at Dudhoi at around 7.30 pm killing one person, identified as Bapon Saha, said district Superintendent of Police Nitul Gogoi.

The injured were taken to hospital.

The explosion caused panic in the area which was cordoned off by the police.

It was yet to be ascertained who set off the blast which also damaged two shops, police said.

The first phase of the election was held peacefully today in 65 of the 126 Assembly constituencies.

Updated Date: Apr 04, 2016 22:44 PM

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