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First significant terror incident in 14 months: PC

The Pune blast that claimed nine lives was the "first significant terror incident in 14 months", Home Minister P. Chidambaram said late Saturday, describing it as "a sad incident", even as he appealed to the people to maintain calm.

india Updated: Feb 14, 2010 02:05 IST

The Pune blast that claimed nine lives was the "first significant terror incident in 14 months", Home Minister P. Chidambaram said late Saturday, describing it as "a sad incident", even as he appealed to the people to maintain calm.

"This is the first significant terror incident in 14 months. I appeal to people to maintain calm. I also request the media not to speculate and go by the official statements which I promise will be issued every four to six hours"" he told reporters in Chennai.

"Give us some time to gather forensic evidence and draw conclusion"," the home minister, who will visit Pune on Sunday, added.