Bomb blast in Assam Rajdhani Express, five killed

December 13th, 2007 - 10:35 am ICT by admin  

Guwahati, Dec 13 (ANI): At least five persons were dead and four others injured when a bomb exploded in the 2423 A Guwahati-Delhi Rajdhani Express in Assam early on Thursday morning.

The explosion took place between Naojan and Chungajan in Assam s Golaghat District at around 1.00 a.m.

According to initial reports, the bomb was planted inside one of the compartments and not on the train track. There was partial damage to the tracks with just two sleepers affected.

The train, which was on its way from Dibrugarh to Delhi , resumed its journey at around 6.00 a.m. after passengers in the affected van were shifted to a 3-tier AC bogie.

The injured have been rushed to Dimapur. Reports suggest that the death toll could rise.

This is the first bomb blast on the Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani, although the train has been targeted once before in June 2006. (ANI)

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