Seven injured in twin blasts in Assam

Guwahati, August 5:

Seven people were injured in two separate bomb explosions in Assam today. One of the bombers, who masqueraded as a vegetable vendor, was nabbed.

A police spokesman said the first explosion occurred near a bus terminus in the heart of Sivasagar town, about 370 km east of Guwahati. The second blast took place outside a police station in Sonari town, about 40 km off Sivasagar. “Six people, all civilians, were injured in Sonari and one person was wounded in the Sivasagar blast,” Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, deputy inspector general of police, said.

The injured were shifted to local hospitals. Police blamed the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom for the twin blasts. The attacks are seen as attempts to step up attacks ahead of Independence Day August 15.