Two BJP workers killed in bomb attack in Kannur

Kannur: Two BJP activists were killed when they were attacked with crude bombs and stabbed allegedly by CPI-M workers at New Mahe locality, triggering tension in the politically sensitive district, police said.

The incident occurred at around 1130 hours as the victims were proceeding on a motorcycle after appearing in a court in connection with a attempt to murder case involving CPI-M workers, they said.

The assailants first hurled bombs at the duo before stabbing them. One person died on the spot, while the other succumbed to injuries on his way to a hospital in Kozhikode.

The deceased were identified as K Vijith (28) and Sinoj (30).

Police is maintaining strict vigil in the area.

Kannur district is known for political clashes between ruling CPI-M and BJP workers.