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14 injured in blast near Guwahati station

Fourteen people are injured as outlawed insurgent group ULFA triggers a powerful grenade explosion in front of a police station near Guwahati railway station.

india Updated: Jan 13, 2008 21:36 IST

Fourteen people, including six security personnel, were injured when outlawed insurgent group ULFA triggered a powerful grenade explosion in front of a police station near Guwahati railway station on Sunday evening. The condition of seven of the injured is said to be serious.

The grenade exploded at around 7:30 pm in front of the Paltan Bazaar police station near the station.

The critically injured included a minor girl, five CRPF personnel and an Assam police personnel.

The police claimed ULFA militants had targeted a CRPF patrol party in the area.

The injured were admitted to Guwahati Medical College Hospital.

Senior police and civil officials rushed to the spot and the entire area has been cordoned off.

Railway officials said here that trains would run as per schedule.

Paltan Bazaar is a busy commercial area from where long-distance buses operate and it was unusually crowded with the people preparing for 'Magh Bihu', a major festival.

During the day, another grenade exploded at Rajivnagar of Kahilipara area of the city. There was no casualty, but a house was partially damaged.