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3 killed in blast at religious gathering in India

18 November 2018,Sunday, 18:46



People gather in front of Nirankari Bhavan in Rajasansi village near India’s Amritsar on Sunday. Photo: Hindustan Times

People gather in front of Nirankari Bhavan in Rajasansi village near India’s Amritsar on Sunday. Photo: Hindustan Times

At least three people were killed and many injured in a blast at a religious gathering in Rajasansi village near India’s Amritsar on Sunday.

According to reports, the incident happened during a religious ceremony of Nirankari sect that was being held in Nirankari Bhavan.

Initial reports indicated that two motorcycle-borne men, who had their faces covered, threw something in the crowd that caused the blasted.

Police are suspecting it to be a grenade. Identities of the deceased are yet being ascertained. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital.

Deputy Commissioner Kamaldeep Singh Sangha has confirmed the death of three people and said the condition of one of the injured victims is critical.

 

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