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Rocket-propelled grenade fired at Punjab Police's intelligence headquarters in Mohali, but it fails to explode

MOHALI: A rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) was fired at a high-security building housing Punjab police’s intelligence wing headquarters in Sector 77 of Mohali on Monday. The grenade landed on the third floor of the building but did not explode.

It damaged a glass door and shattered window panes. No casualty was reported.

The attack happened just three days after the arrest of four suspected terrorists with IEDs at Karnal in Haryana, and nearly a fortnight after an explosive device was found near Burail jail in Chandigarh.

Police secured the area. Senior officers, forensic teams and a bomb disposal squad were seen scouring for evidence.

“There was a minor explosion on the third floor of our intelligence headquarters around 7. 45pm. There is no damage. We are investigating,” DGP VK Bhawra said. Former Punjab deputy CM Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said in a tweet “the bomb blast was a sign of deep communalism”.

Delhi chief minister and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal has condemned the Mohali blast; tweets, "will punish culprits."

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