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Bomb blast in Srirampur, Assam - 4 killed, 18 injured

GUWAHATI, July 20: A powerful bomb exploded in Srirampur Chariali under Tamarhat police station in Kokrajhar district on Friday killing 4 people and seriously injuring 18 others.

The bomb was kept on a bicycle which was kept in front of a shop near the ASTC counter.Two people died on the spot and eight sustained serious injuries. Out of these, three people sucummbed to their injuries at the Kokrajhar hospital. The deceased has been identified as Munna Shah (18), Abdul Mazid (22), Munmun Sheikh (4), Mangal Sheikh (18). The ASTC counter has also been badly damaged in the blast.The other people who have been injured in the hospital have been shifted to the Gossaigaon civil hospital and the Kokrajhar RNB Civil Hospital.

The police suspected that the blast is the handiwork of ULFA and KLO . Police authorities were taking stock of the situation and investigations are on.

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