Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Mar. 7 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh's Inspector General (IG) of Police, Law and order Makrand Devaskar has confirmed the explosion, which took place in Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train earlier this morning in Shajapur district, was a terrorist attack.
"It was an IED blast and IED blasts are always terrorist attacks. The police have arrested three persons from Pipariya," Devaskar said.
"The motive is under investigation," he added.
At least nine people were injured after the explosion. Taking congnizance of the matter, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh said that an investigation has been initiated into the matter.
"All officers already reached the spot and at least nine are injured in which two are critical. The investigation is on and according to initial reports there is an odour of gun powder." Singh told ANI.
"Injured passengers are admitted to Kalapipal government hospital and a medical team is also sent to the location," said Bhopal Division of Indian Railways PRO, I.A. Siddiqui.
The guard of Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train informed the passengers at 9.50 a.m. about the explosion that took place ahead of guard coach, next to front of sleeper class, while the train was on run in block section between the Jabdi and Kalapipal stations. (ANI)