Bomb blast shakes Pune again, police beef up security

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Pune, Aug 17: An explosion rocked Pune city once again on Friday, Aug 17. At least one person has been injured in the blast.

Police have beefed up security all around the city soon after the explosion which took place around 3:30 pm on Friday. The bomb exploded at Laxmi Tara Complex in Dange Chowk of Pimpri Chinchwad in Pune.

However, police sources ruled out any connection with terror activities. According to the sources, it was a low intensity blast. Bomb squad officials have already reached the place and have begun investigation.

According to police sources, the injured person picked up a plastic bag containing chemicals which triggered the explosion.

"This is a small explosion and one small child is injured. We are trying to investigate. It is not clear how the blast occurred. It's of a low intensity. Citizens should not panic and call Pune Police Control Room," said Joint Commissioner of Police, Pune, SK Singhal.

Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil was in the city on Friday. The explosion definitely has increased tension in Pune as people from North-East India have started leaving the city following rumours and threats of attack against them after Ramzan on Aug 20. Co-incidentally, Mr Patil came to Pune on Friday to ensure the North-East people about their security, but the explosion proved that no one is secured enough in the city.

This was for the second time in three weeks that explosions rocked the city. Serial bomb blasts rocked Pune on Aug 1. The police initially had claimed that it was not a terror attack but later investigation found terror outfit Indian Mujahideen's link with the blasts. Two people were severely injured in the blasts.

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