New Delhi: Shortly after a low-intensity blast took place in Bengaluru on Sunday night, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh called up Karnataka Chief Minister S Siddaramaiah and assured all help from the Centre.
On microblogging website Twitter, Singh said the Karnataka Chief Minister has given him a detailed information about the situation adding that the Centre is ready to provide assistance in every possible way.
"Spoke to Karnataka CM Shri S Siddaramaiah regarding the Bangalore blast. He apprised me of the situation. Centre ready to provide all help," Singh tweeted.
Spoke to Karnataka CM Shri S Siddaramaiah regarding the Bangalore blasts. He apprised me of the situation. Centre ready to provide all help.
— Rajnath Singh (@BJPRajnathSingh) December 28, 2014
Two persons were injured, including a woman who later succumbed to her injuries, in a low- intensity explosion triggered by an improvised explosive device outside a city restaurant.
"Improvised explosive device was used to trigger the blast," Police chief MN Reddi told reporters at the spot.
As the incident occurred in Bengaluru three days ahead of the New Year eve, the city has been put on high alert.
Earlier, in serial blasts caused by IED at nine places in 2008, two persons were killed and 20 others injured.
Two bombs exploded outside the cricket stadium hours before an IPL match, leaving 15 persons injured in 2010. A third bomb was defused.
In 2013, a bomb blast outside the state BJP headquarters in the crowded Malleshwaram area just ahead of the Assembly polls had left 16 persons injured.