ULFA(I) triggers blast in Guwahati, warns anti-Assam forces
New Delhi: Assam’s proscribed outfit ULFA(I) on Saturday triggered an IED blast in Guwahati’s Pan Bazaar area, injuring at least four people. The terror outfit said the explosion was a ‘warning’ to anti-Assam forces.
The low-intensity explosion took place near Sukreswar Temple in Pan Bazaar area that houses the High Court building, the Deputy Commissioner’s Office and other important buildings, IANS reported. The blast was on a footpath at Pan Bazaar, not very far from the local police station.
Guwahati Joint Commissioner of Police, Diganta Barah, said four people received minor injuries in the explosion but their condition is stable. They were taken to the Mahendra Mohan Choudhry hospital for medical aid.
The injured persons have been identified as Kalpa Jyoti Talukdar, Sanku Kumar Das, Taifuddin Ahmed and Binita Das.
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ULFA(I) takes responsibility
The anti-talk faction of ULFA (called ULFA-I) led by Paresh Barua claimed the responsibility for the blast.
Terming the explosion a ‘warning’, he told some local TV channels that it was directed against those opposing NRC update and against those organisations supporting settling of Hindu Bangladeshis in Assam, IANS reported.
In view of the Durga Puja, security has been tightened across the city.