Twin blasts in Assam

Suspected Ulfa militants triggered two back-to-back bomb explosions outside a police station at Nalbari, about 60 km from Guwahati, on Sunday, killing seven persons and injuring over 40, including women and children. The twin blasts took place barely 24 hours after the Assam police posted on its website, the pictures and details of nine Ulfa rebels who had sneaked into the state with terror plans. Five days ago, fuel-laden train wagons were blown up. The first occurred at 9.55 am when a bomb on a bicycle outside the Nalbari police station went off. The second explosive, strapped to another bicycle, exploded around 15 minutes later, killing five on the spot. SP (Nalbari) Jitmol Doloi said in the first blast, a low-intensity bomb was used. “No sooner had people rushed to the site, than the second explosion occurred. This time, two-wheelers were blown to pieces and a fire broke out. Five died right there, while two succumbed to their injuries later.’’

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