Low-intensity blast at midnight in Amritsar, five held in explosion incidents


A low-intensity blast took place near the Golden Temple here late in the night, the third such incident in this holy city in a week, police said on Thursday. Punjab Police chief said that five people have been arrested in connection with the explosions that took place this week.

The latest blast occurred on Wednesday midnight behind the Guru Ramdas Niwas building, police said.

Amritsar Police Commissioner Naunihal Singh had earlier said that police were informed around midnight that “a loud sound” had been heard.