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Two blasts in Jama Masjid, six injured

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, Apr 14 (UNI) Six people were injured as two low intensity blasts rocked the historic Jama Masjid in Old Delhi this evening.

Police Commissioner K K Paul said while a majority of those injured had sustained minor wounds, one of the six was in serious condition.

The first blast occurred at about 1715 hrs and was followed by another explosion within a few minutes. At that time, scores of people were offering Friday evening prayers.

The injured were rushed to the LNJP hospital.

The blasts, however, did not cause any damage to the Masjid structure, Syed Abdullah Bukhari, father of Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari, said.

The area has been cordoned off.

A huge posse of policemen and senior officers, including the Commissioner, has reached the site.

Dr Paul, who inspected the blast site inside the Masjid, sought the people's cooperation in the investigation.

Promising a swift and thorough probe into the incident, he asked the people to maintain peace and desist from paying heed to any rumours.

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