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Another explosive device defused

The exlposive was placed in a small tin and found by one of the locals in Bangalore, a week after the IT capital was rocked by serial blasts.

india Updated: Aug 02, 2008 13:49 IST

Another explosive device was recovered and defused from the southern city of Bangalore late last night, a week after the IT capital was rocked by serial blasts, police said on Saturday.

"It was a small and very low intensity explosive, one without any timer. The material was found late last night from Channapatna, 70 kms from here," Director General and Inspector General of police R Sri Kumar told PTI.

It was placed in a small tin and was found by one of the locals, who informed police. A bomb squad, which was pressed into service, defused the explosive, he said.

The recovery comes after the city was rocked by nine low-intensity serial blasts on July 25. Channapatna also witnessed a similar blast a day earlier but the incident, in which no damage was caused, went largely unnoticed.

Earlier, a live bomb kept in a cement flowerpot near a shopping mall in posh Koramangla area was defused by police on July 26.

Replying to a query whether the bomb defused yesterday would have the potential to cause major damage, Sri Kumar said it was a very low intensity explosive and would have "caused no any serious damage".

The explosive was found near a lake, he said, adding it has been sent for further testing.