Powerful bomb recovered from train compartment in Assam

 A powerful bomb, weighing more than seven kg, was recovered from a train compartment in Assam's Kamrup (Rural) district on Monday, police said.

PTI| Last Updated: Nov 24, 2014, 14:51 PM IST

Rangiya (Assam): A powerful bomb, weighing more than seven kg, was recovered from a train compartment in Assam's Kamrup (Rural) district on Monday, police said.

Security personnel on duty in Up Lumding-Kamakhya Intercity Express spotted a plastic bag covered with a towel and wires sticking out in front of the compartment toilet near Kendukona Railway station under Rangiya sub-division.

They immediately informed Kendukona station master and the train was halted there.

The passengers were asked to disembark for checking the train thoroughly and senior police, civil and railway officials along with a dog squad of the Assam

Police rushed to the spot and removed the bomb.

A team of bomb experts from Guwahati have rushed to the spot to defuse the bomb, the police added.