One killed and 43 injured in serial blasts in Tripura

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Agartala, Oct 01 (UNI) At least one person was killed and 43 were injured, including six women, in serial blasts in five different areas of Tripura at 1945 hours tonight.

DIG (Police Operations) Nepal Das here said the blasts were suspected to have been the handiworks of Harkat-Ul-Jihadi-Islami (HUJI).

All the blasts, which took place at around 1945 hours in the main market area of Maharajgunj in the heart of the capital town, Radhanagar bus stand, G B Bazar, Krishnagar and tribal-dominated Abhaynagar in the outskirts of the capital, kiled one person and injured at least 43 people, three of them critically.

One of the grievously injured at Radhanagar bus stand succumbed to his wounds in the hospital, Mr das informed.

Low-intensity time devices were used for the blasts, he said.

All the critically injured were from the busy Maharajgunj area, he added.

Police had launched a massive search operation for the culprits and cordoned off all the areas as panic had gripped people, who were busy marketing for the coming Durga Puja.

All the injured had been admitted to different hospitals, where the condition of three was stated to be serious.

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