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Bomb Attack on UP Minister; 2 Killed

Allahabad: Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Nand Gopal Nandi has been critically injured after unidentified men attacked him inside his residence in Allahabad on Monday morning.

Two security guards of the minister have been killed and three policemen have also been injured in the bomb attack. The 36-year-old Nandi, who is the Minister for Institutional Finance, Stamp and Judicial Tax in the Mayawati government, has been admitted to Jeevan Jyoti Hospital and is in coma.

“One reporter, one policemen and the minister have bullet injuries. We are treating all of them. The minister is in coma. The minister has chest, face and hand injury. All of them are in ICU. The journalist is serious,” said Dr DP Singh of Jeevan Jyoti Hospital.

Four Special Operations Teams have been constituted to track and arrest the culprits.

Soon after news of the attack spread, tension gripped the city and shops were shut down in many areas.

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