Two killed in Bengal explosion

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Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) At least two people were killed after crude bombs stored in a house exploded in West Bengal’s Birbhum district on Saturday, police said.

The explosion took place in a house at AShibpur village near Suri, in the district, a senior police officer said.

“We recovered a body from the house where the explosion took place. Another man was injured in the blast, later succumbed to his injuries,” said the officer.

Alleging the involvement of the ruling Trinamool Congress in the explosion, the opposition Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) slammed the Mamata Banerjee government over the deteriorating law and order in the state.

“The explosion is a result of Trinamool’s internal feud. Clashes between rival factions within the Trinamool have now become a daily affair,” said former CPI-M MP Ram Chandra Dome.

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“There is no law and order in the state, under the Trinamool only bomb making is flourishing,” said BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha.

Rubbishing the opposition’s charges, local Trinamool leader Piyari Mollah claimed the explosion was a handiwork of criminals and his party activists were not involved.

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