2 injured in explosion, ammunition used in AK 47 seized

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Chennai, Jun 8 (UNI) Police today recovered a huge haul of ammunition, used in AK 47 and 3.3 mm pistol, concealed in a bush near SIPCOT complex in suburban Gummidipoondi, even as two boys were injured in an explosion there.

Police said the ammunition was found with some scrap metals and when one of the boys from a nearby refugee camp threw a cigarette butt on the scrap, it exploded.

Two boys, identified as Babu (13) and Jaison (16), from the refugee camp were injured in the incident and were admitted to Government Hospital, police said.

On being alerted, a police team rushed to the spot and recovered three gunny bags, containing about 40 kg of ammunition.

Police were pumping out water from the nearby well to find out whether there were any more bags of ammunition.

Police were also interrogating the scrap metal shop owner to find out the source of the ammunition. The refugees were also being questioned to find out whether the ammunition was meant to be supplied to the proscribed LTTE, police added.

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