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Austin bombing: Third blast within a month leaves two injured

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 March 2018, 10:54 IST

On Sunday night state capital of Texas, Austin was in a tense situation after an explosion rocked there. Two people were injured in the blast but had no life-threatening injuries.

This incident happened in the southern part of the capital. Residents were urged by the Austin police to stay at home until dawn breaks.

Austin Police Chief Brian Manley directed the residents not to touch anything lying outside. It wasn't clear though if it was related to the three package bombs that were detonated earlier this month which left two people dead and two others injured.

On March 2, 2018, a package bomb exploded in East Austin, killing a 39-year-old man.

On March 12, two package bombs in other parts of the city exploded, killing a 17-year-old, wounding his mother and injuring a 75-year-old woman.

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Officials said that the bombings seem to be related but there are no concrete links established until now.

On Sunday Austin police increased the reward for the information in the deadly explosions from $50,000 to $115,000.

Police Chief briefs the situation

First published: 19 March 2018, 10:54 IST