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Two dead, 7 injured in crude bomb blast in Kolkata

Blast in Shobha bazaar area in Kolkata, 2 dead

kolkata Updated: Aug 03, 2008 20:28 IST

Two people were killed and seven sustained injuries in an explosion near the Sarbamangala Ghat in the city on Sunday evening, the police said but denied it was a terrorist act.

The explosion occurred in a scrap iron shop in the area under the North Port Police Station, police officials said.

The incident took place around 6 pm when some shop employees were rummaging through scrap iron kept in the shop.

"It was only a crude bomb. It is not linked to any subversive activity," deputy commissioner (detective department) Javed Shamim said.