Bomb blast rocks Tinsukia in Assam, four people sustain injuries

Tinsukia (Assam): Four persons were injured, two of them seriously, in a bomb blast at Debipukhuri Panchali area of Tinsukia town in upper Assam on Thursday night, the police said.

The explosive, kept in a dustbin, went off with a deafening sound in the centre of the town in the evening, injuring four persons, the sources said.

File photo of Assam police. Reuters

File photo of Assam police. Reuters

The injured persons were admitted to Tinsukia Civil Hospital from where the people who were seriously hurt were referred to the Assam Medical College Hospital in neighbouring Dibrugarh district.

The area has been cordoned off and investigations are on, they added.

Early on Thursday morning, a hand grenade exploded at Duijan near Tinsukia adjacent to a CRPF camp but none was injured. Those responsible for the explosions were yet to be ascertained, police said.

On Wednesday, a hardcore ULFA militant, self-styled Sergeant Major Rongmon Asom alias Mecuri, was killed in an encounter with army in Tinsukia district.


Updated Date: Apr 28, 2016 22:40 PM

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