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Two blasts near Agra Cantt railway station, no casualty reported
Two low-intensity blasts struck Agra in the morning today.

The blasts took place in a low-security area around the Agra Cantonment railway station. One of the blasts occurred in a garbage dump and another on the roof of a house.

Fortunately, no casualties have been reported. The police are still investigating the blasts and security has been tightened up. Bomb disposal squads and dog squads were deployed at the Taj Mahal to prevent any attack on the historical monument.

Along with the local UP police, officials of local forensic department were also present at the spot. 

"Two blasts were heard early in the morning near Agra Cantonment railway station. The causes of the blasts are not yet known. But the UP police has initiated the investigation with a forensic team on the spot," Divisional Railway Manager of Agra, Prabhash Kumar told the media.

The blasts led to scare and fear in the area around the railway station. 

The police have also confirmed that the blasts have not led to any major damage but investigation was underway in the wake of recent threats and incidents in Agra.

"Both the blasts were followed by smoke. A team of forensic experts and a bomb disposal squad have been called to inspect the spot," said Director general of police Mahesh Kumar Mishra.

The police are yet to ascertain who was behind the blasts as well as the intensity of the blasts. 

The explosions come close to the rumour of the Taj Mahal being attacked by the terrorists has been going viral on social media.


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