Two persons killed in Assam blast

Two persons, including a CRPF personnel, were killed on Saturday as an explosion hit Guwahati and a communal clash erupted in Assam’s Dhubri town where indefinite curfew was clamped.

Unidentified persons set off an IED targeting CRPF personnel near the Assam State Transport Corporation ticket counter next to the Paltan Bazar police station in Guwahati at 7:45 pm, sources said.

Kamrup (Metro) District Deputy Commissioner Ashutosh Agnihotry said the CRPF personnel, Bhawani Singh, was injured in the blast and died on the way to hospital, while nine others, including two CRPF personnel, were wounded.

In Dhubri town’s Indira Gandhi Road area, a petrol bomb was hurled at a house and stones pelted on six other houses at around 7:00 pm.

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