Death toll rises to 6 in Jalpaiguri blast

Five persons were killed and 11 injured in the explosion at Barjrapra bridge Thursday.

Written by Express News Service | Jalpaiguri (wb) | Published: December 29, 2013 5:48 am

The death toll in Thursday’s bomb blast at Jalpaiguri rose to six when one of the injured undergoing treatment at North Bengal Medical College Hospital succumbed to injuries on Saturday. Five persons were killed and 11 injured in the explosion at Barjrapra bridge Thursday. Though Kamptapur Liberation Organisation (KLO),fighting for a separate state of Kamtapur in north Bengal,was suspected to be behind the blast,the outfit has refused to take responsibility for it. Gautam Deb,minister for North Bengal development,said “external forces” were behind the blast. A National Investigation Agency team visited the place Saturday to collect samples.

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