At least two persons were killed and about 10 injured when a powerful explosion occurred in a crowded evening market at the Maligaon Shuttle Gate locality in Guwahati on Friday.Sources:
The bomb was planted on a bicycle and placed between two cars, killing two persons on the spot. The number of casualties was, however, less because of the barrier created by the two cars.
The blast occurred within 24 hours of Pranjal Deka, one of the two prime suspects of the January 1 Guwahati blasts, being killed in a joint operation by the police and the Army in a village near Rangiya in Kamrup district, about 50 kms from here.
The crowded market where the blast occurred on Friday evening is close to the headquarters of the Northeast Frontier Railway, and about two kms away from Bhootnath, one of the sites of the January 1 blasts.
While one of the seriously injured was shifted to Guwahati Medical College Hospital and seven admitted to the Railway Hospital, three have been admitted to a private hospital at Maligaon. Some of the injured have been identified as Bijoy Bhuyan, Kalpana Bhuyan, Manoj Prasad, Ratan Sharma, Binod Sharma, Rajiv Sharma.
"It was an IED, and we suspect this to be the handiwork of the ULFA," Pradip Chandra Saloi, SP, Guwahati City Police, told The Indian Express.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
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Terrorist attack (powerful Bomb blast) in Gauhati (misnomer: Guwahati) on 1/10/2009 at 1830 hrs