Five killed, three injured in bomb blast in Kozhikode

Last Updated: Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 11:47

Kozhikode: Five persons were killed and as
many injured when a bomb being manufactured illegally
exploded in an uninhabitated plot at Narikkattiri in the
politically sensitive Nadapuram, in Kozhikode district, here,
on Saturday.

Three persons had died on the spot after the blast and
the other two succumbed to their injures in the hospital this
morning, police said.

Three others injured in the blast have been admitted to
various hospitals and the condition of two are stated to be
serious, they said.

Nadapuram and surrounding areas has been witnessing
uneasy calm and political tension between IUML and CPI(M)
workers, for quite some time now.

Out of the 15 cases registered with the Nadapuram police
station in recent times, eight cases are related to bomb
throwing attacks, they said.

Top police officials had visited the site and police
have started widespread raid in the nearby areas.

Those killed were identified as Riyaz, Shamir, Shabir,
Shabil and Rafeeq, hailing from in and around Nadapuram area,
they said.

PTI

First Published: Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 11:47
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