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Army jawan dead, 6 hurt in IED blast in Assam

July 31, 2012 13:45 IST

An Army jawan was killed and six others were injured in a blast in Goalpara district of lower Assam on Tuesday.

The blast occurred about one-and-a-half kilometres from the Naranarayan Setu at Jugigupa at around 10.20 am when an Army convoy was passing, sources in the Army said.

A vehicle in the convoy, which was on its way from Kokrajhar to Agia, was damaged in the explosion.

The injured jawans have been shifted to the Basistha Army Hospital in Guwahati.

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram and senior BJP leader L K Advani are currently visiting Assam to take stock of the situation in lower Assam following the minorities-Bodos violence, which has claimed 56 lives.

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