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Assam: Tribal outfit throws grenade into store after owner refuses to pay ransom

Three got injured in a grenade blast by suspected militants in Assam’s central district of Nagaon on Tuesday evening, just two days before assembly election counting day.

india Updated: May 18, 2016 00:59 IST
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Hours after the blast, Tiwa Liberation Army (TLA), a new militant outfit of Tiwa tribal, claimed responsibility for the attack.
Hours after the blast, Tiwa Liberation Army (TLA), a new militant outfit of Tiwa tribal, claimed responsibility for the attack. (Agencies)

Three got injured in a grenade blast by suspected militants in Assam’s central district of Nagaon on Tuesday evening, just two days before assembly election counting day.

The blast took place at Natun Chariali in Raha town, 100 km west of Guwahati.

According to the police, two youngsters on a bike, threw a grenade into a hardware shop. The injured were admitted to the Nagaon civil hospital.

Hours after the blast, Tiwa Liberation Army (TLA), a new militant outfit of Tiwa tribal, claimed responsibility for the attack.

According to sources, TLA carried out the attack as the store owner refused to pay ransom money.