Guwahati, Sep 25: One person was killed as a bomb went off at Umrangsho in Assam’s Dima Hasao district early Tuesday, hours after an explosion in Sivsagar town, police said.
A powerful bomb, suspected to be an improvised explosive device (IED), went off around 1.30 a.m. near the market in Umrangsho, a beautiful hill station about 220 km from here.
“The blast ripped apart the body of the person and this indicates that he was carrying the bomb,” said a senior police official. The man is yet to be identified and investigations are on to find out which militant outfit he worked for.
On Monday night, suspected militants belonging to the anti-talk faction of the Ulfa led by Paresh Baruah had triggered another powerful blast at Sivsagar town in Upper Assam, killing one and injuring eight others.