The Home Ministry today rushed a team of NIA to the Bangalore blast site and offered all help to the Karnataka government in its investigation.
"A team of NIA is reaching the Bangalore blast site. We are in constant touch with the Karnataka government and ready to offer any help which is required," Minister of State for Home RPN Singh told reporters here.
Singh said the nature of the blast and the materials used to carry out the explosion were not so far clear and investigators were looking into all possibilities as nothing can be ruled out.
The Minister appealed to everyone to maintain peace and not to indulge in rumour mongering.
"We appeal to everyone that peace should be maintained. Please do not indulge in rumour mongering," he said.
Referring to Monday's blasts in US city of Boston, Singh said terrorism was a global phenomena and everyone should be united to fight the menace.
The Minister said all political parties should join hands and work for the interest and integrity of the country.
Image: Sixteen people were injured, two of them seriously, in the explosion in crowded residential locality of Malleshwaram in north Bangalore.Policemen and officials inspect the site of an explosion at a residential neighborhood near the office of Bharatiya Janata Party in Bangalore, Wednesday, April 17, 2013. A powerful bomb exploded Wednesday near the office of the political party, injuring at least 16 people, police said.