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12 Injured In Assam Explosion

A powerful bomb explosion by the banned ULFA on Wednesday injured 12 people, a mother and her minor child seriously, and damaged two buildings in the heart of Jorhat town’s main market populated by Marwari community. Additional superintendent of police Amitav Singh said that the bomb planted under a manhole cover between two shop buildings went off at around 7.10 pm injuring the shoppers and people at Marwaripatty area of the city. A mother and her 7-year-old daughter received 80 per cent burnt injuries while some were wounded by splinters from the bomb and in the stampede that followed the blast, he said. The injured were admitted to Jorhat civil hospital where many people were going with complaints of loss of hearing power following the explosion that rocked the town and sent the doors and windows of houses rattling. The two buildings housing shops selling clothes and other merchandise were damaged in the blast. Immediately after the blast, the shops downed their shutters and the area was cordoned off, he said adding senior police officials have rushed to the site. Full Story

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