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Bomb blast in Lucknow: Nobody heard the explosion, say police

Large number of policemen and a bomb disposal squad were rushed to the site

A crude bomb reportedly went off in a Lucknow court compound on Thursday, which police said was triggered by rivalry between two groups. Two live bombs were recovered, police said. But they added that nobody appeared to have seen or heard the blast, which a lawyer claimed took place outside his chambers.

Meanwhile, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi tweeted, “The U.P. government should now clearly state that it lied to the public for three years. Actually the state is dominated by criminals.”

“In the capital, lawyers are being attacked with bombs in the court. From the capital to remote regions, nobody is safe," she tweeted in Hindi. Last month, lawyers struck work across Uttar Pradesh protesting against the recent attacks on them.

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