Key accused of Assam serial blasts killed

January 8th, 2009 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Guwahati, Jan 8 (IANS) Security forces Thursday gunned down the main accused in the New Year’s Day serial bombings that rocked this Assam city, officials said.A police spokesman said 20-year-old Pranjal Deka of the banned United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) terror outfit was killed in a gunbattle at Ghilakuti village near Rangiya town, about 70 km west of here.

“It was a joint Assam police and army operation. There were about three of them, including Deka,” a police official said.

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