A bomb was exploded in a car parked outside the Malappuram collectorate premises in Kerala, however, no casualties were reported.
The explosion triggered high alert in the area and soon after the incident bomb squad and dog squad reached on the spot.
According to the information, the blast occurred in a car hired by the Homeo District Medical officer (DMO), which had been parked along with some other vehicles near the court. “No one was injured,” District collector A Shainamol told.
Three cars were damaged in the blast that took place around 1 pm.
Apart from a few batteries and wires, the police recovered a paper box, a pen drive and a printed paper ascribing the blast to the Base Movement.
The blast took place under a Chevrolet Enjoy car hired by District Medical Officer (Homoeo) Reji Kuzhiyellil.
The car was empty when the blast occurred. A man sitting in a Maruti car a few metres away ran for cover as the blast shook the entire Collectorate compound.
(With inputs from agencies)