Minor explosion in Pune injures two people

Two people were injured in a small explosion which took place at the Faraskhana police station near Budhwar Peth in Pune.

According to CNN-IBN,Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, “We are in touch with the Maharashtra authorities. We cannot comment on the nature of the explosion.”

A report in DNA says that the blast took place behind Dagdusheth Halwai Temple when an object in the storage compartment of a parked motorcycle exploded.

Two people were injured. One of them is owner of a vada pav stall near the parking area, and the other is a 19-year-old youth working at the vada pav centre, said the report. The owner of the motorcyle has not yet been traced.

The Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad (ATS), currently at the spot, said it was a low-intensity blast. Moreover, “The forensic team will examine the spot and the contents of the parcel compartment of the bike thoroughly to ascertain the facts. No other vehicles were damaged. A man standing nearby received minor scratches,” said a senior police official in the DNA report.

Top police officials and Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad have are also at the spot, while forensic experts are scouring the area to collect evidence, sources said, adding the condition of those injured, who were yet to be identified, was not serious.

Sources in Mumbai ATS said it was too early to conclude whether today’s explosion was the handiwork of terrorists.

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