Two home guards killed, seven injured in Assam blast

Two home guards were killed and seven others injured Tuesday when a bomb went off accidentally at an Assam Police firing range in Golaghat district, an official said.

IANS| Updated: Feb 10, 2015, 23:55 PM IST

Guwahati: Two home guards were killed and seven others injured Tuesday when a bomb went off accidentally at an Assam Police firing range in Golaghat district, an official said.

The incident took place at the Kalyani firing range in Deopahar near Numaligarh, a police spokesman said.

"The home guards personnel were undergoing training at the firing range. However, some of the trainees spotted a grenade-like object there and it exploded when they were examining it," he said.

Two were killed on the spot, while the injured were taken to a hospital.

Police were investigating how the grenade-like object came to be there.