4 in­jured in As­sam blast, ULFA fac­tion claims re­spon­si­bil­ity

The Free Press Journal - - NATION -

GUWAHATI: A ex­plo­sion ripped through the bustling Pan Bazaar area here on Satur­day in­jur­ing at least four peo­ple, po­lice said. The ex­plo­sion took place near Sukreswar Tem­ple in the city's Pan Bazaar area that houses the High Court build­ing, the Deputy Com­mis­sioner's Of­fice and other im­por­tant build­ings. "Four per­sons re­ceived mi­nor in­juries in the ex­plo­sion. They were rushed to the Ma­hen­dra Mo­han Choudhry hos­pi­tal and their con­di­tion is stated to be sta­ble," said Guwahati Joint Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice Di­ganta Barah. Barah ruled out the pos­si­bil­ity of a bomb ex­plo­sion and said that the po­lice were try­ing to as­cer­tain the ex­act cause of the blast. A Paresh Barua-led fac­tion of the pro­scribed United Lib­er­a­tion Front of Asom has claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for the blast. "This ex­plo­sion was di­rected against those op­pos­ing NRC up­date and against those or­gan­i­sa­tions sup­port­ing set­tling of Hindu Bangladeshis in As­sam. This ex­plo­sion is to warn the anti-As­sam forces," Barua told lo­cal TV chan­nels.

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