Suspected grenade blast rocks Guwahati, ULFA-I takes responsibility
GUWAHATI: A suspected grenade blast was reported in the city at Zoo Road near Guwahati Central on Wednesday, May 15.
ULFA-I Commander in Chief Paresh Baruah took responsibility of the blast. Baruah said, it was an attack on CRPF petrol.
As per latest reports, at least 8 people have been injured in the blast which took place near Zoo Road outside a branch of Punjab National Bank in Guwahati at around 6:20 PM.
Eyewitnesses claimed that the grenade was thrown from a Tata Safari. The injured have been taken to the hospital.
Police have cordoned off the area and have started their investigation.
The Union Home Ministry said that preliminary reports suggest that the grenade was abandoned in panic by the attackers.
There was heavy police checking following intelligence inputs about United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) planning to carry out an attack, Home Ministry officials said.
Following the blast, high alert has been declared in Guwahati and all entry and exit routes have been put under surveillance.
Police officials said it is too early to comment on who is responsible for the blast and said they are conducting their investigation.
More details are awaited.
Blasts near Zoo Road