Eight people have died and 59 injured in a terrorist bomb blast at a railway station in eastern India.
The explosion, from a bomb hidden in a suitcase occurred shortly after midday at New Jalpaiguri station in north Bengal. Three of the dead were soldiers who were travelling to Kargil, where the Indian army is fighting guerrilla infiltrators.
Two trains were in the station at the time. A Mahanda to New Delhi express was leaving and another, to Calcutta had just arrived.
According to a report from the Press Trust of India a separatist group, the United Liberation Front of Assam, claimed responsibility for the attack.
Late on Monday, a goods train was derailed near the same railway station and officials say they later found that fish-plates on the track had been removed.
India: 9 die in station bomb blast
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