UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said five people were killed and three others injured in a blast at a railway station in the state’s north on Sunday, the state government said.
The blasts occurred in the town of Baraboo, some 200 km (125 miles) north of Bhopals capital of Lucknow, Aditya said in a statement.
“The deceased were in a car, a jeep and a motorcycle.
The attack was carried out by an armed group in the afternoon of March 12,” Adityans statement said.
“There are no other details on the circumstances.”
In the wake of the blast, Adities state administration urged people to avoid public transport, especially for public transport.
It said the government was providing all the necessary help to the injured.
The blasts took place just before midnight, according to police, and were the latest in a string of attacks by militants targeting security forces and police in the volatile region.
The insurgency in the predominantly Muslim state has claimed more than 150 lives, including at least three police officers.
Last month, the Uttar Pradesh government claimed that more than 400 militants were killed in the past five months.
In July, the government announced that security forces would be deployed in remote parts of the state, where the insurgents had been active for years.