Locals alert police about 'bomb-like' object in Karnataka's Uttara Kannada district

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Locals alert police about 'bomb-like' object in Karnataka's Uttara Kannada district

The area in and around Kumta in Karnataka’s Uttara Kannada district has been cordoned off after locals alerted the police about a ‘bomb-like’ object.

According to officials familiar with the case, the ‘bomb-like’ object was discovered at a spot behind the Shree Vidyadhiraj Polytechnic College in Kumta on Wednesday.

Immediately after locals alerted the police, a bomb disposal squad and sniffer dogs were rushed to the spot.

(more details are awaited)

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