Blast kills 2, injures 10 in Assam

The police suspect rebels belonging to the separatist ULFA are behind the blast at a crowded bus station in Guwahati.

india Updated: Jan 19, 2007 21:44 IST

A bomb hidden in a vegetable basket exploded in a crowded bus station in the troubled state of Assam on Friday, killing two people and wounding 10, police said.

Police said they suspected rebels belonging to the separatist United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) were behind the blast in Guwahati.

Police said the bomb was hidden in a vegetable basket, which was left at the crowded station which serves hundreds of commuters daily.

The insurgency -- which ULFA says is aimed at gaining Assam's independence from India -- has killed more than 20,000 people since it began in 1979.

First Published: Jan 19, 2007 19:56 IST