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Third Blast Near Punjab’s Golden Temple In A Week, 5 Arrested

Third Blast Near Punjab’s Golden Temple In A Week, 5 Arrested

Five people have been arrested by the Punjab police following an explosion near the Golden Temple in Amritsar late last night.

A low-intensity explosion occurred around 1 am today near Heritage Street in Amritsar. It is the third explosion that has happened in five days.

“Amritsar low-intensity explosion cases solved,” the Director General of Punjab Police said.

The first explosion occurred on May 6, and the second on Monday. The site of the low-intensity blast that took place today, is nearly two kilometres from Heritage Street near the Golden Temple, a popular tourist spot in the city.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Punjab Police collected forensic samples from the site of the blast and are probing the incident.

Preliminary reports suggest that no triggering mechanism was used in the explosion, sources said.

The explosive used in the two blasts on Heritage Street in Amritsar were packed with two health drink cans.

One person was injured in the explosion that took place on Monday. No detonator was found, and the police said it appeared that the explosive used in the blast was kept in a container.

The police said the explosive was crudely made, and no shrapnel was used.

One person was injured, and the glass facades of some buildings were damaged in the blast on May 6.

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