Another blast near Amritsar’s Golden Temple leaves one injured; Second since Saturday

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AMRITSAR: One person was injured in a blast on Monday morning at Heritage Street near the Golden Temple in Punjab’s Amritsar, the very site where an explosion took place on May 6, the police said. Amritsar ADCP Mehtab Singh said that both Saturday’s blast and the one on Monday were of low intensity.

Around 11.15 pm on Saturday night, there was an explosion at the same Heritage Street near the Golden Temple, police said, in which one person was injured.

The cause of Monday’s explosion, however, is yet to be ascertained and police said they are “verifying” the incident. “We are verifying. The situation is normal here. Anti-sabotage, bomb squad and FSL teams are here,” Amritsar Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Mehtab Singh said.

He further said that one person has received a minor injury in the leg and the glass facades of some nearby buildings were damaged in the blast. “After the clarification, we can tell how it happened. The investigation is going on by our teams”, he added.

A sweeper who was present on the spot at the time of the incident said, “I am a sweeper here and was doing my duty when I heard a big blast sound and saw thick smoke”. (ANI)

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