IED's used to trigger blasts: Commissioner

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Bangalore, Jul 25(UNI) Improved Explosive Devices (IED) were used in the blasts that took place in seven different places in the city this afternoon in which one woman was killed and four others were injured, City Police Commissioner Shankar M Bidri said today.

Speaking to newsmen at one of the blast-site Rajaram Mohan Roy road, he said that the explosive used in two places--Madiwala and Nayandahalli were of powerful in nature while in other places crude nature of devices were used.

He said that police have recovered some explosive materials at the park in Rajaram Mohan Roy road including Sulpheric acid and Urea stacked in a pack. "The materials recovered however were not bombs but supportive materials that could have been utilised in making bombs" he said.

While appealing the public not to become panic over the incidents, Mr Bidari said that police were investigating into the case vigorously and expressed confidence that culprits will be nabbed soon.

A senior police, who dont want to be quoted, said that it may be handiworks of Maoists groups who were familiar in producing such type of explosives made from locally available materials.

The entire city, which was gripped under panic following serial blasts, had witnessed unprecedented traffic jams in all most all areas and junctions as people with anxiety eager to reach their homes.

The mobile phone users were finding it difficult to contact their numbers since telecom companies had jammed connection for hours.

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