Five killed, three injured in bomb blast in Kozhikode
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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.


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

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