Two killed, 12 injured in West Bengal blast (Second Lead)March 18th, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) Two people were killed and 12 injured in an explosion in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district Wednesday, police said.
“There was an explosion at Chowpatty market in Alipurduar around 11.10 a.m. Wednesday. The bomb was kept in a bicycle,” Inspector General (Law and Order) Raj Kanojia told IANS on phone from Siliguri.
He said one person died on the spot while the other died in the hospital. “The condition of some of the injured is critical.”
“It is too early to say who are the people behind the blast or the kind of explosives used in the incident. Our officers are there and only after proper investigation, will we be able to come up with the details,” Kanojia said.
Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Secretary Ashok Mohan Chakraborty said there are no links between the upcoming general elections and the blast.
“There are no links between the Lok Sabha elections and today’s (Wednesday’s) blast. It is not a political incident but work of unidentified terrorists,” Chakraborty told a local news channel.