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BODHGAYA, JAN 19: Two cane bombs were found in Bodh Gaya on friday evening following a small explosion-like sound amid stringent security measures in view of the Dalai Lama’s stay, a top police official said.
The Bombs were found from Kalchakra ground and the main gate of Buddha Gaya Centre of Maha Bodhi Society of India during an intensive combing operation by a police team
The Buddhist spiritual teacher His Holiness the Dalai Lama holding a Dhamma discourses at Bodh Gaya.
The IGP N H Khan said that the operations were carried out after a small explosion took place at a kitchen set up at the Kalchakra ground, causing panic among the devotees who had gathered to hear the Dalai Lama’s discourse.
The Maha Bodhi Complex, where Siddharth Gautama attained supreme enlightenment had been the target of serial bomb blasts in July 2013 that had injured many. ACN team had rushed to spot and covered the incidents In all, 10 bombs hidden in different parts of the complex had gone off in one hour; three at the temple sites and six within the one kilometre radius. Three more bombs had been defused.