Two low-intensity bomb explosions took place near Cantonment Station, Agra, today morning. No casualties or damage has been reported so far. Train operations have not been affected.
The explosions took place just hours after the police recovered a note threatening terror attacks. The note was found near Bhandai railway station, after the Andaman Express (Chennai to Jammu) crashed into a huge boulder on the tracks.
“Luckily, the engine driver had saw it on time and applied emergency brakes. A note threatening terrorist attacks was found at the spot,” the police told news agency PTI.
The first explosion took place in a garbage dump when the Municipal Corporation workers where cleaning the site. The second explosion took place on the terrace of a house.
The Police have reached the spot and are conducting preliminary investigations. Forensic teams and dog squads have also reached the spot.
Yesterday, security at the Taj Mahal was stepped up after reports of a possible terrorist attack emerged on the 17th century monument.
“A link, threatening to target the Taj Mahal, was being circulated on WhatsApp,” said Daljeet Singh Chaudhary, Additional Director General, Law and Order, Uttar Pradesh. “We took the threat seriously and immediately increased the security details in and around Taj Mahal,” he added.
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), the UP Police ramped up vigil around the monument. The Quick Response Team (QRT), commandoes from the Anti-Terrorism Squad and bomb disposal squads are also on high alert. Mr Chaudhary said the security forces were also patrolling the Yamuna river bank.