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Tragedy averted in Delhi: Crude bomb found in abandoned bag in flower market, defused

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New Delhi: Delhi police detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) placed inside a bag left behind at the flower market in Ghazipur on Friday. The bag was noticed by a few customers and the vendor at whose shop it was spotted. They informed the police, following which the bomb squad and the Delhi police special cell personnel reached the spot.

Fire engines were also sent to the site.

The bag had reportedly been left behind by a man posing as a customer at around 9.30 am.

Police commissioner Rakesh Asthana said that the bomb was defused through a controlled blast. The National Security Guard dug a pit and carried out the controlled blast of the IED.

Meanwhile, the police had cordoned off the area.

The flower market may have been chosen as it is usually quite crowded. It is located near the Uttar Pradesh border.

A case was registered under provisions of Explosive Act, the Delhi police said. Samples of the IED collected from the spot will be tested and a report regarding the chemical component used in it will be submitted by the National Security Guard.

 

 

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