Blast near Malleswaram in Bangalore:
At least 13 people have been injured in an explosion near the BJP office in Malleshwaram here on Wednesday morning. The injured include eight cops, according to TV reports.
Bangalore police commissioner Raghavendra Aurandkar said that police suspect the blast was caused by explosives strapped to a bike, parked near BJP office. Initial reports pointed to a cylinder explosion in a vehicle parked outside the BJP office.
However, police now suspect it to be a low intensity bomb blast. Four cars, a police van and three two-wheelers have also been damaged in the explosion.
The police have cordoned off the area and have started investigations.Sniffer dogs and bomb squads are carrying out anti-sabotage checks inside the BJP office.
All the injured have been rushed to the hospital. More details expected