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Kerala: Bomb explodes in front of police vehicle in Kannur; none injured

On Sunday, there was a clash between the CPM and the BJP regarding the temple festival of Chakarakal Bavot. After this, police patrolling was intensified in the area.

KANNUR: A bomb exploded in front of a police patrol vehicle in Kannur, close on the heels of a clash between the CPM and the BJP in connection with a temple festival in Chakkarakal, Bavode.

The explosion took place at 4 am on Monday morning after two ice cream bombs were hurled in front of the police vehicle. No casualties have been reported.

Sources said that a clash broke out between the CPM and the BJP party men in connection with the temple festival on Sunday. Following this, police patrolling was intensified in the area. It was when the bombs were hurled near a house 50 meters from the police vehicles.

Chakkarakkal police informed TNIE that the culprits behind the blast are not yet identified. Police also informed that they have started investigation into the matter.

“After the clashes on Sunday, tight patrolling was provided in the area. However two bombs were thrown near the police vehicle on Monday morning. Bomb squad accompanied by a dog squad conducted a search in the area. We have not identified the culprits yet,” police informed.

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