12 injured in grenade blast in Guwahati; terror group ULFA claim responsibility

At least eight people sustained injuries in an explosion outside a mall on Zoo Road in Guwahati on Wednesday.

“A grenade blast took place at 8 pm. An investigation is underway,” said Deepak Kumar, Guwahati Commissioner of Police.

Two unknown bike-borne suspects lobbed a grenade on state police troops and fled the spot.

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Banned ULFA-I has claimed responsibility of the blast, according to reports.

The area has been cordoned off and police is present at the spot. The injured have been referred to Guwahati Medical College Hospital for treatment.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has ordered the DGP to take action against the those behind the blast.

Further details are awaited.

(With agency inputs)

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