1 killed, mines official hurt in bomb attack

One person was killed and three persons incl­u­ding an assistant di­r­e­c­tor, mines, Ka­nchipur­am, were inj­u­r­ed when men hurled country-made bombs at the veh­i­­cle they were travelli­ng in So­m­angalm in Ka­n­chipur­am district on Th­ursday night.

The incident happened at around 10 pm when mines of­ficial Sivakumar was tr­­a­velling with his office as­s­istant Sivalingam in an SUV belongi­ng to Vasu, br­other of local pa­nchayat ch­ief Sankar. Vasu and his driver Kar­t­h­ikeyan were also injured in the attack. Karthikeyan later succumbed to injuri­es.

Police said probably, the gang wanted to attack Sa­n­kar owing to a rivalry in the quarry business.

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