5 killed, 35 injured in Assam bomb blast

June 29th, 2008 - 8:59 pm ICT by ANI  

Guwahati, June 29 (ANI): Five persons, including three women, were killed and 35 injured in a bomb blast at a weekly market in Baksa district of Assam today.

Another bomb was recovered from the market place.

The bomb exploded around 1.10 P.M. in the busy Kumarikata weekly market in Tamulpur.

The injured have been admitted to the nearby hospitals and the five critically injured have been referred to the Guwahati Medical College Hospital .

Police rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area as tension prevailed.

The identity of those responsible for the blast has not been ascertained as yet.

The area, falling under the Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts (BTAD), is a bastion of Bodo militants.

The United Liberation Front of Assam ( ULFAs) 709 battalion is also active in the area. (ANI)

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