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April 7, 2009

ULFA Terror: Death toll in Assam blasts goes up to 10

The death toll in the serial bomb blasts that had hit Assam on the eve of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to the state, has gone up to 10.

No terrorist organisation has claimed the responsibility for setting off the deadly exlosions as yet. 

However, it is believed that the banned United Liberation Force of Assam (ULFA) could be responsible for the blasts.

Four blasts had occurred on Monday (April 6) causing the death of eight persons. As many as 65 persons had received injuries in the terror strikes.

The terrorists had used Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) to set off the blasts. A woman Shahida Khatun and another person Suman Dutta who were undergoing treatment in the hospital, succumbed to the injuries. The death toll in the bomb blasts has now gone up to ten.

Though Islamic fundamentalist groups are also active in the region that borders Bangladesh, the separatist ULFA that comprises mostly Hindus, has been chief involved in bomb strikes in this North Eastern state for several decades.

TIH Bureau

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