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Explosion in Trinamool party office in Bengal, none injured

IANS  |  Kolkata 

An explosion on Monday blew up a large portion of a Congress (TMC) party office in West Bengal's district but no one was injured in the blast, police said.

"There was an explosion in a Congress office in district's Kankartala at around 10.30 a.m on Monday. Large portions of the single-storey building was wrecked in the blast," an from said.

"have been reported in the incident. The reason of the blast is yet to be ascertained."

Political blame game ensued immediately after the incident, with the TMC and the blaming each other for the explosion.

Congress' district chief accused that some BJP-backed miscreants from were behind the blast.

"The BJP has brought in goons from They had been planning the explosion for past few days. Today they have succeeded," Mondal said.

Refuting the charge, state BJP leadership said that crude bombs stacked in the party office by the Trinamool workers caused the explosion.

"has been making and storing bombs in the party office to terrorise locals. It seems that the explosion happened while making crude bombs inside the building," state said.

The incident took place nearly 15 days after another office of the state's ruling party in district's Narayangarh was flattened in an explosion, killing two and injuring six others.



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First Published: Mon, September 10 2018. 20:02 IST