At least 24 people have been killed in a series of bomb explosions in India's north-eastern state of Assam, police say.

More than 60 others were injured in at least nine blasts, the majority of them in the state capital, Guwahati.

The explosions in Guwahati and the towns of Kokrajhar, Barpeta Road and Bongaigaon occurred within an hour after 1100 local time (0530 GMT).

Six people were killed in the first explosion in front of the deputy commissioner's office in Guwahati.

Five others were killed in the second explosion at Ganeshguri near the state secretariat and four in Panbazar in central Guwahati.

"The impact of the blast was so huge, a packed bus got half burnt and we pulled out lot of injured people and sent them to hospital," Pankaj Goswami, an eyewitness in Guwahati, told Reuters news agency bbc news
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