Sunday, April 12, 2009
Latest News Update | Twin explosions in Assam
Major tragedy was averted late Sunday when two powerful bombs exploded on a rail track in Assam a few minutes before a crowded passenger train was to cross the blast sites, officials said.
News from the offical 'It was a narrow miss for the Kamrup Express, first explosion took place around 10.30 p.m. near Nilalong, close to Diphu, the headquarters of Karbi Anglong district, about 320 km east of Assam's main city of Guwahati.
There was another explosion a few kilometres ahead of Nilalong.
Police blamed the Karbi Longri National Liberation Front (KLNLF), a rebel group fighting for an independent homeland for the majority Karbi tribe, for the attack.
This is the third attack on trains in Assam in the past three days.