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Blast scare at Farooq rally venue, Omar denies bomb explosion

Posted on Apr 27 2014 | IBNS

By Saleem Iqbal Qadri, Sringagar, Apr 27 : A blast like sound near the rally of National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah at Khanyar on Sunday created a scare but Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said there was no explosion of bomb.

According to sources, Union Minister Farooq Abdullah was to address an election rally in Khanyar ahead of the April 30 polls in the Srinagar constituency.

Eyewitness told IBNS that the blast like sound was heard some distance away from the rally. He said there were some injuries too.

However, Omar Abdullah tweeted: "There was no blast at the venue of Dr Abdullah's election rally in Srinagar. There was a sound that was heard in the distance. The election rally continues without disturbance and the police are working to ascertain the source of the noise that was heard."

Meanwhile, another similar incident took place in Magam town of Budgam, ahead of a rally that Dr Abdullah is to preside over again. Five persons were reportedly injured.

Confirming the explosion and the resultant injuries, a police spokesmen said that the blast was from a vehicle battery's malfunctioning.

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