At least 14 persons, including three girls of West Bengal, were injured in a grenade blast near the Paltan Bazar police station here on Sunday.

Inspector-General of Police (Central Western Range) L.R. Bisnoi told The Hindu that the condition of two persons was critical while the rest sustained minor injuries. The injured included a constable and a home guard.

Eyewitnesses said two youths, who came on a motorbike, lobbed the grenade that went off a few feet away from the boundary wall of the police station. The site is along the busy road leading to the railway station. The senior police official said that the needle of suspicion pointed toward the Paresh Barua-led faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA).

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