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The start of the Indian Premier League [ Images ] match between Mumbai Indians [ Images ] and Royal Challengers [ Images ] Bangalore was delayed following explosions outside the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday.
Apparently explosive hidden inside a bag caused the blasts outside Gate No.12.
There has been no confirmation as yet though the police sources said they suspect it might not been an accident that was believed to be the case earlier.
Eight people, including three policemen, have been injured in the blast.
Two bombs went off at the gates of Bangalore's Chinnaswamy Stadium this afternoon, ahead of the Royal Challengers-Mumbai Indians IPL match that was scheduled at the venue today. Accordiing to television reports, eight people, including three policemen were injured when the bombs, which were hidden in a plastic bag and placed adjacent to a wall, went off. There are conflicting reports about the exact timing of the blasts.
At the time of filing this report, no deaths were reported. The injured were immediately rushed to hospital, fire brigade officials said, adding the cause of the blast was being ascertained. The explosion triggered panic as it came just before the start of the IPL match between Royal Challengers, Bangalore and Mumbai Indians.
Bangalore, Apr 17: As per the latest inputs the bomb that was found at the Gate 8 of Chinnaswamy Stadium was supposed to to go off at 8 pm, the time when the IPL match was to end. The bomb has been diffused. The spectators of the IPL match were the targets.