A massive bomb-blast took place inside a madrassa under Nagar police station in Bihar’s Banka district in India on Tuesday early morning. According to eye witnesses, following this Banka Madrasa Blast, the entire madrassa complex was totally destroyed leaving several critically injured.
As per the police, more than ten people were present in the madrasa at the time of the explosion. Going by a Dainik Jagran report, four people have been allegedly injured in the blast but are missing since the time of the explosion. A few local women present around the incident site have refused to divulge any information.
Meanwhile, people residing in the nearby buildings which were damaged due to the impact of the blast have suspiciously fled their homes.
Banka Nagar police station in-charge Shambhu Kumar told reporters that a bomb exploded in a Madrasa, located near a mosque, on Tuesday morning in Navtolia area. The Madrasa building has been completely damaged in this incident.
A massive blast took place on Tuesday morning in a Madarsa under Nagar police station in Bihar’s Banka district, which completely destroyed he building. Two to three people are reported to be injured in this incident.
He said that a team of Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) is being called to probe the incident.
The cause of the blast has not been ascertained as yet as informed by Arvind Gupta, the SP of Banka district. “Madarasa wasn’t functional due to lockdown. We’re waiting for FSL team & bomb squad to arrive at spot. There is no evidence of any injured person at moment,” he added.
No deaths have been reported due to the blast, however, the situation remains tensed in the locality. The explosion is suspected to have taken place at 8 am inside a locked room on the ground floor of the Navtolia madrasa building situated in the Town police station area.
Counterterrorism experts suggest, the madrassa building might have been used by terrorist groups as secret warehouse of explosives.