Jul 26, 2008

Blast in India Kills 30 over 100 wounded

30 killed and more than 100 wounded in nearly 20 blasts at Saturday night in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad.
A little-known Islamist group calling itself the "Indian Mujahedeen" had claimed responsibility of this attack.

One explosion was at a bus stop, others at a railway station and on a bus. Another bomb was under a car at a hospital where injured people were being takensources said.
The blasts began about 6:30 p.m. and lasted until about 7:40 p.m.
Indian police spokesman said 29 bodies had been recovered and more than 100 people admitted to hospital. Many were hit by flying nuts, bolts and ball bearings packed into the bombs that were clearly designed to cause maximum casualties.

Ahmedabad is the communally-sensitive capital of the opposition Hindu nationalist-ruled state of Gujarat, where thousands were killed in Hindu attacks against Muslims in 2002.

India had sounded a nationwide alert on Friday after a series of eight low-intensity bombs went off in IT capital Bangalore and left one dead and seven wounded.


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