Agra crude bomb blast not a terror attack? 4 people arrested

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Crude Bomb
Agra, Sep 18: The investigators, probing into the Agra crude bomb blast that occurred on Saturday evening, Sep 17, have arrested four people in connection with the explosion. The detained men are now being interrogated. The investigators also claimed that it is too early to say whether it was a terror attack. Infact, no timer was used in the blast, they added.

The low-intensity blast that took place in Agra's Jai Hospital left 8 injured, no casualty reported. The blast occurred at 5:45 pm broke the windowpanes in the reception area. Several patients were evacuated from the hospital and police cordoned off the entire area and conducted a combing operation.

Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad team was immediately sent to the spot. According to them, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) used for the blast was kept in a bag at the reception counter of the hospital.

P K Tiwari, the Inspector General of Police, Agra, said that preliminary investigations suggested the use of a crude bomb, which was kept under a seat in the reception area.

Police have also announced a reward of Rs. 50,000 for any information on the attackers. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has announced Rs. 1 lakh as compensation for the injured.


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