Guwahati, Oct 13: At least four persons have been injured in an explosion near Shukleshwar Ghat in Guwahati on Saturday.
“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 Borah.
Borah ruled the possibility of a bomb explosion and stated the cops were trying to ascertain the exact cause of the explosion.
A Paresh Barua-led faction of the proscribed United Liberation Front of Asom has claimed responsibility for the blast.
“This explosion was directed against those opposing NRC update and against those organisations supporting settling of Hindu Bangladeshis in Assam. This explosion is to warn the anti-Assam forces,” Barua told local TV channels.