NEW DELHI, India— A bomb concealed in a parcel exploded in the post office of a western Indian Village Saturday, killing five people, the Press Trust of India news agency said.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack.

The news agency said a resident of the village of Buhari, outside the city of Surat, 620 miles south of New Delhi, was called to the Local post office to collect a parcel addressed to him.

The parcel, containing a “powerful bomb,” exploded as the man opened it in the corridor of the post Office, killing him and four others.

Two non-postal employees injured in the blast were taken to a hospital, where one died, the news agency said.

The Press Trust identified the post master as Natubhai Desai but did not identify the other victims,

The Press Trust said army explosives experts were ordered to the blast site, but it did not say who was believed responsible for planting the device.

Article extracted from this publication >>  November 15, 1985