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Two injured in Pune motorbike blast

Pune: At least two people, including a woman, were injured in a low intensity explosion in a motorbike at a parking lot at around 2.05 pm here Thursday, officials said.

The cause of the blast at the parking lot opposite the Farazkhana police station was not yet clear.

Police, an anti-terrorism squad, bomb disposal teams and a dog squad have been deployed to investigate the blast.

Blast Site
The blast site in Pune

Deepak SinghInjured Deepak Singh after being treated at a nearby hospital

Splinters were recovered from the blast site.

Police Commissioner Satish Mathur said some sort of explosive device may have been used, but only the investigation would reveal more details.

Home Minister R.R. Patil said there was no need to panic and people should not listen to rumours. He appealed to all to cooperate with the authorities.

A couple of other motorcycles parked in the area were also damaged.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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