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Serial blasts rock Guwahati again

K Anurag in Guwahati | January 01, 2009 18:14 IST
Last Updated: January 01, 2009 19:00 IST

Three bomb explosions rocked the city of Guwahati on Thursday killing atleast five persons and injuring over 30. The Assam Police suspects the banned United Liberation Front of Asom behind the blasts.

Three powerful explosions went off at Birubari, Bhunath and Bhangagarh areas in the city.
The first blast took place at 1515 hrs at Birubari, followed by the next one at in Bhutnat at  1745 hrs and the final one at Bhangagarh at 1800 hrs.  

The bomb at Birubari was planted in a Guwahati Municipal Corporation dustbin while two others bombs were planted in market places.

Two of the killed were identified as persons identified as 17-year-old Amal Das and Kahil Seikh, while at least 25 persons were admitted to various hospitals.

There were four ladies among those admitted in Guwahati Medical College Hospital. Those injured in Birubari blast were identified as Altaf Ali, Fatema Begum and Raul Ali, the sources said.

At least 13 persons were injured in the blast at a market in Bhutan area in the city. The blasts took place just a few hours before Union Home Minister P Chidambaram [Images] is scheduled to arrive in the city today to review the security scenario in the state.

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