Pune: Five low-intensity bomb blasts in quick succession shook Pune on Wednesday evening injuring at least two people. While the first three blasts took place within a radius of one km at the Jungli Maharaj Road, the fourth blast was reported from the Garware Chowk and the fifth from the Khyber Park area.
According to reports, a sixth bomb was defused near a McDonalds outlet in the city.
Sources say wires connected with watches and detonators have been recovered from blast spots. The explosion were well planned, the sources added.According to reports, while one bomb was placed in a garbage can, another was on a cycle carrier.
Bomb-disposal squads were rushed to the spot following the explosion.
The first three explosions took place near Dena Bank, Bal Gandharv theatre and a McDonalds outlet on the Jungli Maharaj Road, which is a popular hangout for the students in the city.
Notably, Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde was supposed to visit Bal Gandharv theatre on Wednesday evening. He, however, cancelled the visit earlier on Wednesday.
Pune police commissioner Gulabrao Pol has, however, ruled out a terror attack saying, “It is not terror, it is some mischief. It is low intensity blast and took place at three spot.”
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the National Security Guards (NSG) have been alerted following the blasts.
According to the latest reports, NIA teams have been rushed from New Delhi and Mumbai to Pune.
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