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Punjab On High Alert After Blast At Police Intelligence Office In Mohali

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Mumbai: Punjab was put on high alert on Monday night after a bomb blast took place at the Punjab Police Intelligence headquarters in Mohali.

RPG was fired from across the street. Police said late on Monday night that the blast broke the glass. Police called it an RPG-like attack and termed the blast as minor.

Meanwhile, Mohali police said they do not rule out a “terrorist angle”.

Asked whether it can be called a terrorist attack, Mohali SP (headquarters) Ravinder Pal Singh told the media, “It can’t be ignored. We are investigating it.”

“It is a minor blast. The attack happened from outside the building. It has been done with rocket-type fire. No casualty or loss happened. Our senior officers and FSL team are investigating it,” he added.

“A minor explosion was reported at the Punjab Police Intelligence Headquarters in sector 77, SAS Nagar at around 7.45 PM. No damage has been reported. Senior officers are on the spot and an investigation is being done. Forensic teams have been called,” the Mohali police said in a statement.

The police have cordoned off the area and an alert has been sounded and a team from the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) is on the spot.

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