A bomb blast rocked a popular cafe in Bengaluru's Whitefield area on Friday afternoon, injuring at least ten people. The explosion is believed to have been triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), which was discovered in a bag left inside the cafe by a man, according to Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's statement.

Siddaramaiah has said the CCTV footage shows a man placing a bag inside the Rameshwaram Cafe premises.

"It was reported that the person had taken the token from

the cashier and left the bag," Siddaramaiah said on X, adding that that investigations were ongoing with the cashier concerning the incident.

The police have registered a case under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Explosive Substances Act.

According to initial reports, the blast occurred around 1 pm, generating black smoke within and around the cafe premises. The Director General of Police stated that they await the forensic team's analysis to ascertain the contents of the bag.
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