IED Explosion Injures Eight in West Garo Hills, Meghalaya

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Eight Injured In IED Blast

At least eight persons including three women were injured in a low intensity Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast at a busy market in Tura of Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills district on Wednesday, police said.

The explosion took place at Tura Bazar area at around 10:55 am.

A top police official of West Garo Hills district said suspected Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militants had triggered the explosion at the busy market to make fear among the civilians.

The injured persons were admitted at civil hospital in Tura.

Top police army officials rushed to the blast area and launched a massive operation against the militants behind the blast.

Hemanta Kumar Nath is a correspondent in Assam, India, who reports on local news in Assam, the north east Indian state.