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190 IED explosions in country in 2014: Home Ministry

PTI
Published Apr 29, 2015, 10:36 pm IST
Updated Mar 29, 2019, 8:11 am IST
Representational Image (Photo: AFP)
 Representational Image (Photo: AFP)

New Delhi: As many as 190 IED explosions have taken place in the country in 2014, including 98 blasts in Maoists-hit states, Rajya Sabha was informed by the Home Ministry on Wednesday.

"As per the data available with National Bomb Data Centre, India has witnessed 190 IED explosions in 2014 of which 61 were in North Eastern states, 98 in Left Wing extremism affected states, 19 in Jammu and Kashmir and 12 in other parts of the country," Minister of State for Home Haribhai Chaudhary said in a written reply.

 

The Minister said 55% of these explosions were targeted towards general public, 38% towards security forces, 4% towards government properties and 3% of such explosions were targeted towards VIPs. In 92% cases, high-grade explosives were used and in 8 per cent cases, low grade explosives were used, he said.

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