Two more bombs found in Kerala’s Kannur district, days after elderly man’s death in blast

Police recovered two steel bombs (a kind of crude bomb) at a property on Ambilad road in Kuthuparamba while conducting a search.


Published Jun 22, 2024 | 6:55 PM Updated Jun 22, 2024 | 6:55 PM

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Days after an elderly man was killed in a crude bomb explosion in Kannur, two more bombs were found on an uninhabited property in the politically volatile north Kerala district on Saturday, 22 June, police said.

During a search in the area, the police recovered two steel bombs (a kind of crude bomb) at a property on Ambilad Road in Kuthuparamba.

An investigation is on to find out how such high explosives were kept here, police said.

The death of an 86-year-old man due to a bomb explosion near Thalassery in Kannur district on 18 June triggered a widespread political row in the state as the opposition Congress and the BJP had pointed fingers at the ruling CPI(M) over allegedly making and keeping bombs in unoccupied houses and properties in Kannur.

The elderly man — Velayudhan — died when he picked up and tried to open the bomb which he found at an uninhabited property where he had gone to collect coconuts, according to police.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan admitted in the state assembly recently that there have been repeated incidents of bomb blasts in some areas of the northern district. He said the police would conduct more rigorous investigations there.

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