Four killed in terror blast in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri region

Published: 26 December, 2013 20:19 IST | Agencies |

Four persons were killed and six others injured when a bomb tied to a bicycle exploded this evening a little distance from St Pauls School near Jalpaiguri town.

Four people were killed and six others injured when suspected Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) militants triggered a bomb blast in Jalpaiguri district of northern West Bengal Thursday evening.

"Three people have been killed. Some others are injured. The bomb was kept in a cycle," said Inspector General of Police, North Bengal, Sashikant Pujari.

The blast occurred at around 7 p.m. in Bajrapara area.

District Deputy Superintendent of Police Prabhat Chakraborty said that six people were injured in the explosion. They have been admitted in Jalpaiguri District Hospital.

"We suspect KLO militants are behind the blast. Recently some of their activists have been arrested. The blast could be a retaliatory action on their part," said Pujari. 

DSP (Crime) Prabhat Chakraborty confirmed the deaths and injury in the bomb explosion at Bajrapara locality.

Dr Susanta Ray at the Jalpaiguri Sadar Hospital where the injured have been admitted said some of them were in a critical condition.

Chakraborty said that a police inquiry into the bomb blast has been started.  

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