A Congress leader was killed in a bomb blast in Jharkhand’s Koderma district on Tuesday evening, police said.

According to the police, Shankar Yadav, Koderma District President of the Congress party, was killed in a bomb blast when he was travelling in his vehicle. The driver and the bodyguard have been seriously injured.

The Congress leader was travelling to Chandwara when a car laden with explosives exploded as his vehicle passed by, police said.

The Congress leader died on the spot while his driver and bodyguard were injured. They were admitted in a hospital.

Last year, Yadav survived an attack when he sustained bullet injuries.

In a separate incident, Youth Congress leader and Mattanoor party Block Secretary Shuhaib was hacked to death allegedly by CPI(M) workers at Mattanur in Kannur district.

The killing happened late last night when four assailants came in a car and hurled crude bombs and attacked the victim and two other party members with machetes.

Accusing the ruling CPI (M) of being behind the killing of its youth-wing leader in Kerala’s Kannur district, the Congress said today that the Marxist party has unleashed “red terror” in the state.

Congress Working Committee member and former defence minister A K Antony said the killing of Youth Congress leader T H Shuhaib was the latest episode of “red terror” unleashed by the Communist Party of India (Marxist).

(With agencies inputs)