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Madurai: Time bomb wrapped in a parcel defused

The bomb was "sophisticated", police said, adding, bomb squad personnel defused it.

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Updated:August 4, 2012, 5:29 PM IST
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Madurai: Time bomb wrapped in a parcel defused
The bomb was "sophisticated", police said, adding, bomb squad personnel defused it.

Madurai: A flutter was created after a time bomb packed in a parcel were received by a former activist of the banned Al-Umma terror outfit in Madurai, police said on Saturday.

Umar had received the parcel from a boy who told him that he was coming from a courier office, police said.

On opening the parcel, he found the bomb attached to a battery and informed the police.

The bomb was "sophisticated", police said, adding, bomb squad personnel defused it.

A top police official said Umar had many enemies in other terror outfits. He is being questioned to trace the boy's identity, police sources said.

With Additional Inputs from PTI

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