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Kolkata: Low intensity bomb goes off in school ground, one injured

June 20, 2015 15:29 IST

A low-intensity bomb on Saturday went off in a school ground in North 24 Parganas district in Kolkata injuring one person, a top police official said.

Commissioner of Police, Barrackpore police commissionerate, Nirad Singh said while cleaning the playground of a missionary school where a match was to be played later in the day, a ball-like object wrapped in plastic was found by a local youth.

The object which turned out to be a low-intensity bomb exploded when he threw it, injuring the leg of 21-year-old Johnny Haldar, Singh said.

Haldar was taken to a hospital and investigation was on, Singh said.

Saturday being a holiday there was no student in the school premises and the match was scheduled to be played by outsiders in the school ground.

Image: God Church School in Kolkata's Dum Dum Cantonment Area

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