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UP: Bomb hurled inside religious place in Etah; probe on

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Senior district administration officials and police on Saturday rushed to Kotawali area in Etah to defuse the tension which erupted after some unknown persons threw a bomb inside a religious place damaging a portion of the building.

Some miscreants threw the bomb at the religious place in congested Barahsaini area in which its upper storey was damaged, police said.

A forensic team has been called to look into the kind of explosive used and a hunt was on to nab the culprits, police said.

Meanwhile, local traders lodged a strong protest against the incident by pulling down shutters. They demanded prompt arrest of the culprits.