Five injured in Assam blast

September 6th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS  

Guwahati, Sept 6 (IANS) Five people, including two security personnel, were injured in a blast triggered by suspected militants in Assam’s Tinsukia district Thursday evening, police said.

Inspector General of Police (Law and Order) L.R. Bishnoi said that the blast took place near Gandhi Murti Chowk in Doomdooma township in the district around 6.40 p.m.

“Five people were injured and they have been shifted to a local hospital,” Bishnoi said while adding that among the injured, there was a police constable and a Home Guard.

He also confirmed it to be an improvised explosive device (IED), which was planted near a police check post.

The hands of militants belonging to the anti-talk faction of the United Liberation front of Asom (Ulfa) had been suspected behind the blast, police said.

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