One man killed in blast, Bengal

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According to police, a man was killed and two others injured on Thursday in a bomb blast inside an electrical repair shop in Asansol of West Bengal’s Burdwan district.

Commissioner of Police, Asansol, Ajay Kumar Nand said,”One man has been killed and two others received some injuries. Prima facie it appears to be a crude bomb explosion.”

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The owner of the shop has been arrested.

While people initially presumed the explosion to be the compressor of a refrigerator bursting, police upon inspection found shrapnel and recovered two more container shaped bombs.

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Nand further added,”The two bombs have been defused and samples sent for forensic testing. As of now, it seems they are not IEDs as there was no trigger mechanism in them. We are probing the matter and awaiting the forensic test reports.”

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