Tinsukia (Assam), Apr 28: Four persons were injured, two of them seriously, in a bomb blast at Debipukhuri Pachali area of Tinsukia town in upper Assam tonight, the police said. The explosive, kept in a dustbin, went off with a deafening sound in the centre of the town in the evening, injuring four persons, the sources said.
The injured persons were admitted to Tinsukia Civil Hospital from where the people who were seriously hurt were referred to the Assam Medical College Hospital in neighbouring Dibrugarh district.
The area has been cordoned off and investigations are on, they added. Early this morning, a hand grenade exploded at Duijan near here adjacent to a CRPF camp but none was injured. Those responsible for the explosions were yet to be ascertained, police said.
Yesterday a hardcore ULFA militant, self-styled Sergeant Major Rongmon Asom alias Mecuri, was killed in an encounter with army in Tinsukia district.