One person was killed and seven were injured,three of them seriously,in a powerful explosion that rocked the Upper Assam town of Sivasagar on Monday night. The explosion occurred at around 9 pm. Sivasagar SP A K Singh blamed the anti-talk faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) for it.
It is the handiwork of the ULFA which has been trying to cause mischief in the district in the past few weeks. They had recently triggered off an explosion in Sonari town too, the SP said. The explosion that occurred in the busy Central Market in the heart of Sivasagar town was caused by a device that was apparently kept on a bicycle.
Reports from Sivasagar said the dead has been identified as one Lulu Das,a shopkeeper who was just coming out after shutting down his shop. While Das died on the way to the hospital,two of the injured have been shifted to the Assam Medical College Hospital in Dibrugarh.