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Police found bullet cartridges of AK 47 near blast site

Feb 18, 2012

(P/ling bomb blast update): The bomb blast in Rinchending last evening damaged a forest check-post office and injured one police constable. The injury was not from the blast. According to an eye witnesses, few minutes before the explosion, suspects fired at the police and Immigration check-post. That was when the constable got hit. The injured constable and his senior colleague were outside the check post when the incident happened.

The investigation team, this morning, found four empty bullet cartridges of AK 47 rifle from behind the forest check post. The investigation is still underway.

The injured policeman was immediately referred to Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital in Thimphu.

The explosion blew-off a part of the office’s walls and pillars made of bamboo sheets. No other documents or equipment damages were reported.

According to sources, the explosion took place at around 8.45 pm. Sources say that the suspects have used an Improvised Explosive Device.

Meanwhile, the traffic flows at the check post has not been interrupted.

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