Suspicious object found outside Bangalore's M. Chinnaswamy Stadium

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Bangalore, Apr 18 (ANI): After Saturday's panic, another suspicious object is said to have been found outside Bangalore's M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has reached the spot and is monitoring the situation, reports said.

Sources said the suspicious object was found near the Gandhi Murti.

Union Home Secretary G K Pillai said that intensity explosives were used in Saturday's two blasts outside the stadium.

At least 12 people were wounded in the incidents, which caused an hour's delay in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers of Bangalore.

"It was a very low-intensity explosive that was used in one and in the second blast, even smaller quantity was used where no injury took place. From all available information we have people have suffered minor injuries, very minor injuries, and the police are investigating," said Pillai.

"We will have to wait for sometime till the investigation is over," he added.

Roughly 20,000 people had packed into the stadium and hundreds more were streaming in when a loud explosion at Gate Number 12 rattled nearby buildings.

The first explosion occurred at 3:15 p.m. and the second 20 minutes later.

Security experts and sniffer dogs are scouting the blast site for clues. The area has been cordoned off.

The explosives were found in bushes.

Preliminary forensic investigation revealed that the explosive was an ammonium nitro glycerine gelatin stick. It was detonated with the help of a microchip timer.

The match that was scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. started after an hour delay till it became clear there were no more bombs. (ANI)

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