Improvised explosive device found in West Bengal town

August 17th, 2008 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) A fortnight after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was found in West Bengal, a similar IED was detected at the gate of a commercial fair ground in the state’s Malda district. It was defused Sunday morning by the bomb disposal squad, a police official said. “An explosive was found near a commercial fair ground at English Bazar town, close to Malda district administrative building. The IED was defused by the experts Sunday morning,” West Bengal Inspector General of Police (North Bengal) K.L Tamta told IANS.

He said the samples of the explosive device would be sent to the central forensic laboratory.

Tamta said: “The explosive was found inside a plastic bag and a timer was also fitted with the bomb. We are trying to find out how it was brought to that area.”

A similar IED was found Aug 3 near Farakka Barrage under Baishnabnagar police station area.

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