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8 injured in blast near Guwahati puja function

Despite an elaborate security arrangement, a minor blast rocked Japorijog area in Guwahati on Thursday evening near a puja pandal leaving 8 persons injured. According to information, the incident took place some distance away from the Assam State Zoo in Guwahati. After preliminary treatment, they have been released from the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital. Police said it’s a handmade bomb and the injuries are minor. Later Police cordoned off the area near the blast site nut no one has been picked up.. Police are yet to ascertain the nature and cause of the blast, as it occurred on a sand heap near a puja mandap. Due to the low intensity nature of the blast, not many people were hurt.
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