Blore: IPL spectators terror targets

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2 blasts rock Bangalore ahead of IPL match, 6 hurt
Bangalore, Apr 17: As per the latest inputs the bomb that was found at the Gate 8 of Chinnaswamy Stadium was supposed to to go off at 8 pm, the time when the IPL match was to end.

The bomb has been diffused.

The spectators of the IPL match were the targets.

Security has been beefed up around the stadium. More security personnel including forensic experts and bomb squad personnel have been deployed.

Speaking to the media Police Commissioner Shankar Bidari assured that there was no need to panic.

Another press briefing is scheduled to take place at around 8: 30 pm or 9 pm.
8:11 PM

B'lore  blast: Another bomb found
Even as then IPL match is bieng played inside then Chinnaswamy Stadium, another suspected bomb is been found at the gate number 8.

More details awaited.
07:24PM

Blore blast: Home Ministry seeks report
The Home Ministry has reportedly asked for a report on the blast that rocked Bangalore on Saturday, Apr 17, just minutes ahead of an Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians (MI).

Contrary to the initial reports that there were two blasts near the Chinnaswamy Stadium, it has been confirmed that there was only one explosion near the Gate 12.

The explosive was planted by someone behind a plastic banner of a mall near a wall.

Police Commissioner Shankar Bidari has informed that it was a 'minor' low intensity blast.

"It seems the explosive material was hidden in a plastic bag and placed near the wall," he said adding that forensic experts and other senior officials have been summoned to the blast site to investigate.

The explosive is suspected to be country-made.

"There is no need to panic," the commissioner added.

The IPL match began after an hour's delay. Refusing to let the blast play spoilsport, the cricket-lovers entered the stadium in high-spirits putting their trust in the police to take care of the situation.
5:03 PM

Blore Blasts: IPL match to go on
Fear and terror does not deter Banglore. IPL match to continue after the delay.

Latest inputs say that people are being allowed to enter the stadium now. The traffic around the stadium is reportedly normal.

Combing operations currently on.
4:34 PM

B'lore Blasts: Explosives recovered, probe on

The Bangalore blasts have emerged to be more than just a transformer blast. The police has reportedly recovered explosives from the blast sites, leading to the situation to be now considered as a serious threat.

The explosives were reportedly in a bag. Police suspect that someone planted the explosives near the stadium.

The IPL match between RCB and MI is delayed at least by an hour

The teams are waiting for the go ahead from the police to start the match.

The injured have been taken to Mallya Hospital.
4: 20 PM

2 blasts rock Bangalore ahead of IPL match, 6 hurt
Two explosions have been reported near the Chinnaswamy Stadium just minutes before an IPL match was set to begin.

While one blast reportedly took place at Anil Kumble Circle, just meters away from the stadium, another reportedly occurred at the generator room of the stadium near Gate 12 on Saturday, Apr 17 afternoon.

At least 6 people have been injured in the explosions.

The cause of the explosions are yet to be ascertained. There are speculations that the explosion was due to an over heated generator.

An Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians (MI) was scheduled to begin at 4 pm at the stadium.

Since the police is reportedly trying to determine if it is still safe to hold the match, the match has been delayed.
4:02 PM

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