Assam: Blast Near Shukleshwar Ghat in Guwahati, ULFA Claims Responsibility
Blast Near Shukleshwar Ghat in Assam (Photo credit: ANI)

Guwahati, October 13: At least four people were injured in a low-intensity blast near Shukleshwar Ghat in Assam's capital Guwahati. The explosion took place beside a footpath near the Sukreswar temple on the bank of the Brahmaputra at busy Pan Bazar area on Saturday morning. ULFA (I) leader, Paresh Baruah has reportedly accepted the responsibility of the blast.

The blast damaged a boundary wall along the Brahmaputra riverside. Visuals from the spot showed bricks scattered on the adjoining pavement and main road. "Four persons received minor injuries in the explosion. They were rushed to the Mahendra Mohan Choudhry hospital and their condition is stated to be stable," said Guwahati Joint Commissioner of Police Diganta Barah.

He ruled out the possibility of a bomb explosion and said that the police were trying to ascertain the exact cause.