Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Police today claimed a “breakthrough” in the February 21 Dilsukhnagar twin bomb blasts case here and said they were close to nabbing the accused with the help of NIA.

“We know the persons who had done that (blast)…we are on the job of apprehending them. The NIA knows it. We are keeping it as a closely guarded secret to give a surprise to the accused so that it facilitates us in apprehending them,” state Director General of Police V Dinesh Reddy told reporters here.

“…we made a breakthrough. But in the interest of the case, I will not reveal more details (at this moment),” Reddy said.

Seventeen people were killed and over 100 injured when two bomb explosions took place on February 21 at Dilsukhnagar, a crowded shopping area in the city, within 100 metres of each other.

After an initial probe by the Andhra Pradesh Police, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) had taken over the case.

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