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4 injured in TMC-BJP clash at Anandapur

Kolkata: Four persons have been injured in a clash that broke out between BJP and Trinamool Congress workers at West Midnapore's Anandapur on Friday morning.

The incident has sparked tension in the area. A police picket has been set up as well. It was alleged that some BJP workers had hurled bombs outside the Trinamool Congress party office at Anandapur area on Thursday night.

Tension escalated on Friday morning, when some Trinamool Congress activists allegedly attacked the BJP workers who had hurled bombs outside their party office. The incident initially led to a scuffle between the two groups.

The situation soon turned violent when members from both the groups attacked each other. Some women who came in support of the BJP workers also received minor injuries during the clash.

The district Trinamool Congress leaders alleged that some of the BJP workers attacked the villagers who were not involved in the incident, while both the rival parties blamed each other for unleashing a reign of terror in the area.

Two victims from each side sustained serious injuries and they were taken to Midnapore Medical College and Hospital. A huge contingent of police swung into action to quell the mob. Senior police officers urged the villagers to maintain peace in the area. No one has been arrested in this connection so far.

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