Pune blast: "We are confirming nationalities of the dead and injured," says Jt. Police Comm.
Pune, Feb.13 (ANI): Indicating that there could be more foreign nationals among the dead and the injured in the German Bakery blast, Pune's Joint Police Commissioner Rajendra Sonwane on Saturday evening said that the nationalities of the dead persons were being identified.
"So far eight deaths have been confirmed and 32 people were injured. Indeed it looks like a bomb blast. It is suspected as bomb blast but not yet confirmed," said Joint Police commissioner Rajendra Sonwane on a private channel.
"We are verifying the nationality of the injured and the killed persons in the bomb blast, said Joint Police Commissioner Rajendera Sonwane.
"We shifted the injured to various hospitals in Pune with the help of public," he added.
The explosion, which reportedly left about 8 persons, including three foreign nationals and 33 injured here this evening at the German Bakery, was a bomb blast in which Improvised explosive device (IED) was used.
At least five to seven kilogram of IED was used in the bomb blast, which occured outside the German Bakery here, NDTV reported Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) sources as saying.
Initial reports suggested Indian Mujahideen is being suspected to be behind the blast, the report added.
At least eight persons, including three foreign nationals, have died and 33 injured, including a Sudan national, in the bakery blast which has occurred here at about 6.30 or 7.30 p.m. in Koregaon Park here. (ANI)
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