GUWAHATI, India (AFP) - Nine people were injured in an explosion in a crowded market in India's northeastern state of Assam Saturday, with two children among the wounded, police said. The blast took place about 290 kilometres east of Assam's main city of Guwahati. Police blamed the blast on the outlawed Karbi Longri National Liberation Front (KLNLF), which observed the anniversary of its foundation Saturday. The rebel group, fighting for an independent homeland for the majority Karbi tribe, has claimed responsibility for Tuesday's train bombing in the state, which killed three and injured 30. In separate incidents in the state, army soldiers killed three militants of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) in three gunfights.