Zee Media Bureau
Goalpara: At least one person was killed and three others were injured when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast took place in Assam`s Goalpara district on Wednesday morning.
The blast is triggered by militants suspected to be from an ULFA faction opposed to peace talks.
The militants planted a powerful bomb on a bicycle outside a small tea stall in Krishnai police station area of the district, police said, adding that four persons were injured in the blast. One of the injured later died at the hospital, police said.
"The militants wanted to target the police and the security forces. We have been carrying out a series of anti-insurgency operations in and around the district for the past several days,"said Goalpara Superintendent of Police Nitul Gogoi.
"The anti-talks faction of the ULFA has been trying to disrupt the peace ahead of the Independence Day and today`s blast is a part of their evil design," Gogoi added.
The three injured are out of danger, he said.
The deceased was identified as Mujibur Rahman. The three injured have been identified as Akhtar Hussain, Kashimuddin and Jehrul Islam.
(With Agency inputs)