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One shot dead, 12 hurt by ULFA in Assam

ULFA militants raided the house of Chandra Chutia in Dibrugarh district and shot him dead.

india Updated: Jan 24, 2007 06:29 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

In stepped up violence perpetrated by the proscribed ULFA in Assam, a Congress panchayat member was killed while as many as 12 persons were injured, some of them serously, in separate incidents of firing, bomb blasts and a grenade attack on Tuesday.

Police said armed ULFA militants raided the house of Chandra Chutia, President of Congress-controlled Sachani Gaon gram panchayat at Tarani Pathar area in Dibrugarh district and shot him dead.

Six people were seriously injured when a bomb, planted by ULFA, exploded among Saraswati puja revellers in the busy Adabari bus terminus area in Guwahati, police said.

In Bongaigaon town, tension prevailed as a powerful ULFA planted bomb went off near the Superintendent of Police's office at Paglasthan area.

Five persons were seriously injured and the casualty figure might go up, the police said.

Early in the day, another ULFA bomb exploded at the Boro fish market area in Bongaigaon but there was no casualty.

A 16-year old girl was injured when she was hit by bullet splinters after ULFA militants hurled a grenade in Kamalpur area in Kamrup district.

First Published: Jan 24, 2007 06:29 IST