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ULFA triggers four blasts, one killed

Sushanta Talukdar

Militants lob grenade at police patrol post

Guwahati: One person was killed and eight security personnel were injured when suspected United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) militants triggered four blasts - three in the city and one in Upper Assam's Jorhat town - on Sunday night.

The militants lobbed a grenade at a police patrol post and triggered two time devices almost simultaneously near Police Reserve at Paltanbazar and on R.G. Baruah Road in Guwahati.

Four CRPF personnel and an Assam police personnel were injured when the militants lobbed a grenade at them while they were checking a vehicle near Guwahati Commerce College at 6:10 p.m. The police said the grenade was lobbed from a car which sped away.

Almost at the same time two blasts occurred in quick succession near Police Reserve on the busy A.T. Road. A civilian was killed and three police personnel, including the officer-in-charge of Panbazar station, were injured.

The first bomb, suspected to be a programmed time device, went off at 6:10 p.m. instantly killing a civilian.

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