Army conducts flag marches in Ahmedabad

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Ahmedabad, July 27 : The Army staged flag marches in communally sensitive Ahmedabad today to ward-off panic in the city as several states went into high alert in the wake of terror strikes in the city and in Bangalore.

The Army conducted flag marches in sensitive Madhupura and Asarva areas in Ahmedabad, which was still coming to terms with the multiple blasts that tore through crowded places in a span of 70 minutes.

Additional Commissioner of Police Mohan Jha said, "As a precautionary measure, the army has been called out and is conducting flag marches in vulnerable areas."

Right now, the situation was under control, he said adding the army had not been deployed anywhere in the city.

Gujarat Police conducted raids overnight and detained a number of people in connection with the serial blasts.

At least 46 people were killed and over 100 others injured in serial blasts in Ahmedabad on Saturday evening when 16 coordinated serial blasts ripped through the metropolis a day after multiple explosions rocked Bangalore.

ANI

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