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23 Aug 2018 | 01:06 PM UTC

India: Bombing in West Bengal kills one and injures 5 August 23

India News Alert

One killed, five critically injured in a bomb blast targeting the offices of a political party in West Bengal August 23

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/23/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/23/2018, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION West Bengal

Event

At least one person has died and five more were critically injured in a bombing that targeting the office of the Trinamool Congress party in Makrampur (West Bengal state) on Thursday, August 23. Initial reports suggests that a crude bomb was used. An investigation into the incident has been ordered.

Context

Political offices, members of parliament, and associated workers are regularly targeted by political violence (including arson) in this politically sensitive eastern state.

Advice

Individuals in West Bengal are advised to maintain a high level of vigilance, avoid political offices and rallies, report suspicious behavior, and adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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