Blast at cafe in India’s Bengaluru injures eight

By REUTERS
March 02, 2024
A police officer stands guard after a blast at a popular cafe in technology hub of Bengaluru. — AFP File

BENGALURU: At least eight people were injured when a suspected home-made bomb exploded during lunch hour at a cafe in India’s technology hub of Bengaluru on Friday, authorities said.

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The blast at Rameshwaram Cafe in the east of the city occurred just after 1:00 pm when crowds from nearby offices were lined up for a quick meal.

“It seems someone kept a bag and left and it exploded ... it was not a big explosion,” Siddaramaiah, the chief minister of Karnataka state of which Bengaluru is the capital, told reporters.

Investigators suspect it was an improvised explosive device, said Siddaramaiah, who uses only one name, adding that eight people were injured.

State Home (interior) Minister G. Parameshwara said all the injured were in hospital and none of them were in danger.

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