Three crude bombs recovered in Allahabad

Panic gripped a residential area of Uttar Pradesh`s major city Allahabad on Thursday after three live crude bombs were recovered from a garbage trolley, within two days of a bomb blast in Varanasi, police said.

Lucknow: Panic gripped a residential area of Uttar Pradesh`s major city Allahabad on Thursday after three live crude bombs were recovered from a garbage trolley, within two days of a bomb blast in Varanasi, police said.

"Acting on a tip-off, we recovered the crude bombs from the garbage bin in the Bahadurganj area. A team of Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) has defused all the bombs," Deputy Inspector General of Police Ram Kumar told a news agency on phone from Allahabad, some 200 km from here. He, however, ruled out any terror angle behind the incident.

According to police, pieces of stones and gunpowder-like material have been found in the bombs.

"As of now, we cannot ascertain the intensity of these bombs," Allahabad City Superintendent of Police SS Baghel told reporters.

A bomb blast that took place in Varanasi Tuesday evening had killed a toddler and injured over 30 people.

IANS

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