Vicky Nanjappa

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Mangaluru blast and its connect to Coimbatore suicide bombing

While in the Coimbatore case, the accused was trying to blow up a temple, in Karnataka the attempt was to create tensions between the Hindus and Muslims in an already charged up atmosphere in Mangaluru.

New Delhi, Nov 21: The security mechanism is on high alert following a blast in a moving auto-rickshaw in Mangaluru, which is being treated as a case of terror. In the blast the driver and a passenger suffered serious burn injuries.

The driver told the police that the passenger was carrying something in his bag that caught fire and spread to the vehicle. The passenger, who was suspected to have carried a fake ID, had boarded the auto-rickshaw which was coming from the Mangalore Railway Junction at Nauru.

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