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Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Tragedy averted, two more bombs defused in Surat

NEW DELHI: Just two days after four bombs were found in Surat, two more live bombs were found in the city and have been defused by the bomb disposal squad.

The first bomb was found near the Ladeshwar Police Chowky in the Varacha area of the city. Following which, another live bombs was recovered from a market in Santosh Nagar, as confirmed by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Surat.

Following initial reports of the same, Surat police officials rushed to the area. The bomb is reportedly a detonator, which could have gone off causing minor damage to the surroundings.

Police officials suspect that more explosive-like substances have been planted in different parts the city. Following the alerts, the police cordoned off the area and restricted the traffic. Pedestrians were asked to keep off the area for security reasons.

Thanks: ET

RS Brar, Commissioner of Surat Police said, "We have cordoned off the area. We have appealed to the public to inform us if they find any objects of suspicion. We will take immediate action and are doing our best to ensure safety in the city."

Meanwhile, unconfirmed sources told that the OPD has been evacuated in Ahmedabad's Civil Hospital after authorities reportedly received a call informing of a possible bomb.

High alert had been sounded in Surat after four live bombs were defused on the outskirts of the city on Monday.

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