Bhopal-Ujjain train explosion a terrorist attack: Police

At least eight persons were injured in the blast in Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train near Jabdi station in Shajapur Photograph:( ANI )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 07, 2017, 01.29 PM (IST)

The Centre has sought a report from the Madhya Pradesh government on the blast on board a train in Shajapur in which eight persons were injured.

In a communication, the Home Ministry asked the state government to send a detailed report about the incident and action taken so far to nab those involved in it, sources said.

The Madhya Pradesh government was also told to inform the Home Ministry as early as possible whether any terror group was suspected to be involved in the incident.

At least eight persons were injured, two of them seriously, in the blast in Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train near Jabdi station in Shajapur.

Meanwhile, MP's IG Law & order Makrand Devaskar confirmed to ANI news agency that the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train explosion was a terrorist attack.

Three persons have been detained, Makrand Devaskar added.

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has ordered an inquiry into the incident.  

The injured passengers were identified as - Bharti Yadav (18), Athar Hussain (55), Jiya Kushwaha (27), Pushpa Kushwaha (39), Neha Yadav (17), Babulal Malviya (45), Wasim (25) and Amrit Sahu (40), the PRO said.

Bharti and Athar were seriously injured in the blast and referred to a hospital in Bhopal.

 

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(WION with agency inputs)