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The authorities have cordoned off the entire locality and sniffer dogs are being used for further clues. Mobile networks have been jammed and major artery roads have clogged due people rushing back home.
Bidri (Police Commissioner) said that the incident looked pre-planned. He also appealed to Bangaloreans not to panic as the situation was fully under control now.
The pattern and intensity of blasts indicate the explosions were meant to cause panic rather than claim casualties.
Excerpt from Zee News:
The explosions took place within a span of 15 minutes, starting at 1:45 pm. The sites that were on terror target were Madiwala, Adugodi area in Koramangla, Hosur Road, Nayandahalli and Shivaji Nagar on Mysore Road.
All the sites are located in the southern part of the city, some in the tony parts of town, hosting several upmarket malls. These are well visited with Madiwala being one of the biggest markets of the city. The blast here took place at the bus stand.
All the wounded have been rushed to nearby hospitals for medical aid. Some have admitted St John’s and Mallya hospitals.
Elaborating on the modus operandi, the Police Commissioner said that timer devices were used and iron bolts were fixed to explosives to increase damage. He added that each explosion had the intensity of 1-2 hand grenades.
According to Reuters “Local television said one person had been killed. Local television showed what appeared to be damage from at least one low-intensity blast at a site in the city.”
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Looks like there are some bomb blasts that have just happened in Bangalore. This looks scary and there is no actual news available. As per NDTV it looks like there have been five blasts with 4 injured. Bomb squads are being sent to all these places.
What has the world come to? Bangalore? I love this place dammit. Leave us alone!