ULFA strikes weekly market, kills six in Assam

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Guwahati, Jun 29 (UNI) At least six persons were killed and 75 injured when some ULFA rebels detonated a powerful bomb at a Kumarikata weekly market, adjacent to the Indo-Bhutan boundary this afternoon.

Police said the ULFA engineered the blasting, the second in three days after a faction of the outfit offered ceasefire and ready to talk with the government.

Today's bombing that occurred at around 1340 hours in a thickly crowded weekly market killed four people on the spot. The other two died on way to Guwahati Medical College.

About 75 people also received injuries. Two Assam police constables were also in the injury list.

Police recovered one unexploded bomb from the site.

Sources close to the ULFA informed the attack was the handywork of ULFA's 709 battalion and chose the Baska district as Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi only on previous day visited the district and announced that more units of the outift were for ceasefire agreement.

On Friday the proscribed outfit triggered a bomb at Nagaon injuring four.

The explosives were strapped to a bicycle at the weekly market that sells pigs, goats, vegetables and clothes at Kumarikata in western Assam, near Bhutan border.

The area, falling under the Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts (BTAD), is a bastion of Bodo militants.

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