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Blast rocks Guwahati, 20 hurt

December 21, 2006 19:24 IST
Last Updated: December 21, 2006 21:13 IST


At least 20 people, including children, were injured when an improvised explosive device believed to have been planted by the United Liberation Front of Assam in a bicycle exploded in the busy Athgaon area of Guwahati on Thursday.    

The powerful IED exploded at about 1800 hours while it was being carried by a man on the bicycle near a flyover in Athgaon, Kamrup (metro) Deputy Commissioner Avinash Joshi told PTI in Guwahati.

The injured were initially treated at the nearby Marwari Maternity Hospital and the seriously wounded persons were shifted to Guwahati Medical college Hospital.

The loud explosion shook nearby buildings and sparked panic among people who were shopping in the area.

Thursday's explosion was similar to another IED blast at the railway station complex here on November 23 that killed three people and injured several others.



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