Blast on railway track in Kokrajhar District, no casualties reported

Last Updated: Sun, Feb 03, 2013 11:21 hrs

A bomb exploded on a railway track minutes after the Howrah-Guwahati down Garib Rath Express passed Goabari in lower Assam's Kokrajhar district early on Sunday morning.

The anti-talk faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) is said to have been behind 1:10 a.m. explosion that took place in an area between Gossaigaon and Fakiragram.

Media reports quoted local police, as saying that three feet of railway track was damaged by the blast. A two feet deep crater was also created by the explosion.

Train services were affected for about five hours after the incident, but there were no reports of casualties.

A search operation has been ordered to nab those who were responsible for the blast, media reports said. (ANI)

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