Bomb explodes in flat in Bihar, no casualty

Patna: A bomb exploded in a flat in Bahadurpur Housing Colony area here but there was no report of any casualty, a police officer said.

Two other high-intensity live bombs were timely defused by police, Senior Superintendent of Police Jitendra Rana said. Security agencies are probing if it has any links with the 2013 serial bomb blasts in Patna and Bodh Gaya.

Two youths staying in the flat illegally were suspected to be involved in making bombs. They managed to flee when the explosion took place, Station House Officer of Agamkuan police station Vinay Sharma said.

A timer device of lotus brand was attached with the bombs. A watch of the same brand was used in the bombs that went off in 2013 at Narendra Modi's rally at Gandhi Maidan ahead of the Lok Sabha polls and at Bodh Gaya, police said. An Intelligence Bureau team today visited the MIG Sector three-located flat and collected information from locals, Agamkuan police station officials said.

The NIA team probing the blasts case at Gandhi maidan as well Bodh Gaya is expected to visit the blast site during the day, they said.

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