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AVERTED BLASTS: Bomb found in Assam train, defused!

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August 12, 2011 / IANS, GUWAHATI / DC.

Representative image - Reuters
Representative image - Reuters.

A passenger train carrying about 500 people had a miraculous escape in Assam on Friday when police seized a powerful bomb from one of the coaches.

A police spokesperson said the bomb was recovered from one of the coaches of the Kamakhya-Puri Express near the Pancharatna station in western Goalpara district early on Friday.

The train was bound for Puri in Orissa from Assam's main city of Guwahati.

"We had some information that a bomb was being carried in the train and hence we conducted a massive search operation after stopping the train at Pancharatna station and recovered a powerful improvised explosive device concealed in a sack," Goalpara district police chief Luis Aind told IANS.

Bomb experts defused the explosive.

Police picked up one person suspected to have been carrying the bomb.

"Investigations are on to find if the person we picked was actually carrying the bomb or not," the official said.

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