Eight hurt in blast

GUWAHATI: A blast in a crowded market in India’s  troubled northeast on Saturday wounded at least eight people, three of  them seriously, police said. Police officer Davies Marak blamed the  outlawed Garo National Liberation Army, a militant group, for the  explosion at a liquor shop in Williamnagar, a district headquarters of  Meghalaya state. Marak said the injured were hospitalised in East Garo  Hills district, 235 kilometres west of Shillong, the state capital. An  improvised explosive device was used in the attack, he said. The GNLA is  a group known for killings, kidnappings, extortion, bomb blasts and  attacks on security forces.