Five individuals have been arrested by the Punjab police following an explosion close to the Golden Temple in Amritsar late final night time.
A low-intensity explosion occurred round 1 am right now close to Heritage Street in Amritsar’s Punjab. It is the third explosion that has occurred in 5 days.
“Amritsar low-intensity explosion circumstances solved,” the Director General of Punjab Police mentioned.
Amritsar low depth explosion circumstances solved
5 individuals arrested
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The first explosion occurred on May 6, and the second on Monday. The web site of the low-intensity blast that happened right now, is almost two kilometres from Heritage Street close to the Golden Temple, a preferred vacationer spot within the metropolis.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Punjab Police collected forensic samples from the positioning of the blast and are probing the incident.
Preliminary stories recommend that no triggering mechanism was used within the explosion, sources mentioned.
The explosive used within the two blasts on Heritage Street in Amritsar had been filled with two well being drink cans.
One individual was injured within the explosion that happened on Monday. No detonator was discovered, and the police mentioned it appeared that the explosive used within the blast was saved in a container.
The police mentioned the explosive was crudely made, and no shrapnel was used.
One individual was injured, and the glass facades of some buildings had been broken within the blast on May 6.