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9 injured after bomb blast in Rameshwaram café in Bengaluru

CM informed reporters that it was an improvised explosive device (IED) that was used for the attack

Nine people were reported to be injured after a bomb blast at the iconic Rameshwaram café in Bengaluru’s Kundalahalli, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah told reporters.

While it was earlier reported that the blast was a case of a gas cylinder mishap, after the arrival of National Investigation Agency (NIA), bomb squad and forensics laboratory, the CM informed reporters that it was actually an improvised explosive device (IED) that was used for the attack. The police then filed an FIR under the anti-terror law Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Explosive Substances Act.

“There’s information that around 12.30 pm, there was an explosion. And that there was a bag. The investigation is on… I am getting to know that it was an IED. The investigation is on,” Siddaramaiah told reporters.

The nine people who were injured were treated at Brookfield Hospital and they are now out of danger, Karnataka Police chief said Alok Mohan said.

Meanwhile, BJP’s Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya in a post on X, said he spoke to the cafe owner about the cause of the explosion that left nine people injured.

“Just spoke to Rameshwaram Cafe founder Sri Nagaraj about the blast in his restaurant. He informed me that the blast occurred because of a bag that was left by a customer and not any cylinder explosion. One of their employees is injured. It seems to be a clear case of bomb blast. Bengaluru demands clear answers from Chief Minister Siddaramaiah,” Tejasvi Surya said.

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