Six injured by blast in India's conflictive Assam state

Other News Materials 27 February 2008 15:27 (UTC +04:00)

( dpa ) - At least six people were injured, four of them critically, in an explosion at a crowded marketplace in India's north-eastern state of Assam on Wednesday, a news report said.

Police told the IANS news agency that the blast took place in a commercial area in Tezpur city, some 180 kilometres north of state capital Guwahati.

"The bomb was strapped to a bicycle and went off in a market area injuring six people," an unnamed official told the IANS. The victims were all shoppers and vendors.

The injured were treated at local hospitals where doctors described four of them to be in critical condition.

Police blamed the banned United Liberation Front of Asom, which is fighting for an independent homeland, for the explosion.