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Low-intensity blast on bus leaves 8 injured in Haryana

nation Updated: Jun 08, 2016 12:45 IST

PIPLI (KURUKSHETRA): At least 8 people received injuries in a low-intensity blast in a bus of the Haryana Roadways near Pipli town of Kurukshetra district on Thursday afternoon. Union home ministry has ruled out any terror angle in the blast.

“A farmer who also works as an iron smith was travelling with bag of chemicals used to make crackers to scare away birds from fields and it caught fire due to summer heat. We have not found any terror angle in the incident,” said a senior home ministry official requesting anonymity.

Security was beefed up in the region after the incident. The blast was the fourth of its kind in Haryana this year. Officials from central counter-terrorism agencies are suspecting that the earlier blasts could be a result of a terror group experimenting with IEDs.

First Published: Jun 08, 2016 12:45 IST