One killed, 15 feared injured in Assam blast

March 31st, 2009 - 9:03 pm ICT by ANI  

Guwahati, Mar 31 (ANI): At least one person was killed and 15 others were feared to be injured in a bomb blast that occurred at about 6.00 to 6.15 p.m. at Jyoti Kuchi area in western Guwahati.

The incident occurred during the External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee’s visit in Assam.

Mukherjee was addressing media at a city hotel in Pan Bazar, about three kilometres from the blast site in Lal Ganesh area, when the bomb blast occurred.

According to the police, the bomb was planted on a parked motor cycle and went off in the area which was packed with evening shoppers and vendors.

Mukherjee during his interaction with media said that terrorists might strike during the election time.

“We fear terrorist attacks. But having said that, we are ready to counter such threats,” Pranab Mukherjee said. (ANI)

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