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Low intensity bomb found on Amritsar-bound train diffused

10 August, 2017 4:34 AM
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Days before 70th Independence Day, security agencies in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi railway station found a suspicious unattended package on a Amritsar-bound train, reported ANI.

NEW DELHI: Days before 70th Independence Day, security agencies in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi railway station found a suspicious unattended package, later found be a low intensity device, on a Amritsar-bound train, reported ANI.

"A low-intensity device was found, it has been deactivated and train has left for its destination," Saumitra Yadav, SP GRP, was quoted as saying by ANI.

Earlier, the train was was stopped at Amethi for checking and two coaches were vacated and bomb disposal squad was also called for aiding the operation.

"A package with a 'sutli' (thread) wrapped, two lighters and little powder material strewn around was found in the train (Akal Takhat Express/12317)," a GRP official said, adding, "The suspicious package was reported at around 1am on Wednesday night. "

In another security breach ahead of Independence Day, a police quick reaction team (QRT) vehicle with flashers was stolen from south Delhi.

Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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