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Explosion injures 3 at gurdwara in western Germany: Police

German police say three people have been injured in an apparently deliberate explosion at a Sikh temple in the western city of Essen.

world Updated: Apr 17, 2016 13:08 IST
A German policeman stands guard at a gurdwara in the western city of Essen.
A German policeman stands guard at a gurdwara in the western city of Essen.(German Media)

German police say three people have been injured in an apparently deliberate explosion at a gurdwara in the western city of Essen.

A spokesman for Essen police told The Associated Press that a masked person is reported to have fled the scene shortly after the blast at 7:00 pm Saturday (1700 GMT). Spokesman Lars Lindemann said the explosion was “quite violent,” blowing out several windows. One of the injured was said to be in a serious condition.

Lindemann says police are working on the assumption that the explosion was caused deliberately but that there are no indications it was a terrorist incident. He says the gurdwara had hosted a wedding earlier in the day and those injured are believed to have been among the guests.