Friday, March 19, 2010

Bomb blast in mini bus in Bihar; Naxal hand suspected

NDTV Correspondent, Thursday March 18, 2010, Jamui



Twelve passengers have been injured in a bomb blast in a mini bus going from Barairpur to Jamui in Bihar on Thursday. Police say the bus might have been targeted for running during a bandh.

As soon as the minibus carrying passengers from Sangrampur to Jamui reached a petrol pump near Lakshmipur, a crude bomb kept in the vehicle went off, police sources said.

The attack they said might be an act of retaliation. Naxals had called for a bandh a few days ago, but this particular bus continued to ply in that area.

Four of the injured people were admitted to Sadar hospital here where their condition was stated to be critical while others were given first aid at the spot.

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