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Posted at: May 15, 2019, 9:32 PM; last updated: May 16, 2019, 7:00 AM (IST)

6 injured in grenade blast outside mall in Guwahati; ULFA owns up

6 injured in grenade blast outside mall in Guwahati; ULFA owns up
An injured is shifted to Guwahati Medical College Hospital after a grenade blast near in Guwahati on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. PTI

Guwahati, May 15

At least six persons were injured in a grenade blast in front of a shopping mall and near a park in the heart of the city on Wednesday evening, police said.

Two men came on a motorcycle and threw a grenade in front of the shopping mall at arterial R G Baruah Road just opposite the zoo at around 8 pm, Guwahati Police Commissioner Deepak Kumar told PTI.

The anti-talks faction of ULFA led by Paresh Baruah has claimed responsibility for the blast.

“As per the preliminary report, six persons were injured. I am on my way to the spot now,” he said.

All the injured have been taken to hospital, police said.

Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia and other senior officials too have rushed to the spot.

The location is next to the Shraddhanjali Kanan park, where a large number of people usually gather in the evening. — Agencies

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