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Assam: 1 killed, 16 hurt in blast
K Anurag in Guwahati | March 11, 2008 17:37 IST
Last Updated: March 11, 2008 18:36 IST
One Hindi-speaking person was killed and 16 others injured, four of them seriously, when a bomb planted by suspected United Liberation Front of Asom militants went off at a daily market in eastern Assam's tea town of Doom Dooma in Tinsukia district at around 4.30 pm on Tuesday.
Police informed that the bomb was suspected to be planted in a cycle-rickshaw.
The injured were immediately rushed to hospital even as the area was cordoned off by the police and the army.
The slain person was identified as one Joginder Shah.
In another incident at Madhupur village under Barbaruah police station in Dibrugarh district, a vehicle of a Polish seismic survey team, which is engaged by the Oil India Limited, was damaged in a blast.
The driver of the vehicle was injured. Police suspected the hand of insurgents in the incident that occurred at 1.30 pm on Tuesday.