One killed, 15 injured in Assam bomb blast

March 31st, 2009 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS  

Guwahati, March 31 (IANS) One person was killed and 15 others were injured in a powerful bomb blast at a busy market in this main city of Assam Tuesday.
The explosion in Lal Ganesh area occurred when senior Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee was addressing reporters, just three kilometers away from the blast site. He expressed fears about terrorist strikes.

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, who was addressing a press conference at a city hotel in Pan Bazar, said terrorists might strike during the election time.

“We fear terrorist attacks. But having said that, we are ready to counter such threats,” the external affairs minister said.

Mukherjee said the northern part of Pakistan has become a breeding ground for terrorists.

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