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Four killed, 53 injured in Assam blast

The bomb exploded in an open field on Saturday night where a local festival Ali-Aie-Lrigang (Lrigang) was being celebrated, say sources.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Dibrugarh
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2008 12:17 PM IST

At least four persons were killed and 53 others, including four Assam police personnel, injured in a grenade attack by suspected ULFA militants at a tribal function in a village in Upper Assam, police said on Sunday.



Official sources said the bomb exploded in an open field on Saturday night where a local festival Ali-Aie-Lrigang (Lrigang) was being celebrated near the telephone exchange at Jonai.



More than 1,500 people had gathered at the venue for the cultural festival, sources said.



The injured have been rushed to Assam Medical College hospital in Dibrugarh, they said.

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