Thursday, February 21, 2013

16 feared killed in triple terror blasts in Hyderabad

At least 16 people have been feared killed and 45 injured in three explosions near a busy bus stop at Dilsukh Nagar on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Thursday evening.  Authorities warned that the toll is expected to rise.

The injured have been rushed to the nearby hospitals. As many as 50 people are trapped in the aftermath of the blasts.

The Intelligence Bureau and the Hyderabad police have confirmed that the blasts that occurred at Hyderabad were an act of terror.
The police have cordoned off the area and are searching for unexploded bombs, if any. It appears to be a well-planned operation and the timing was aimed to cause major destruction, said sources in the IB.
The blasts occurred at a busy market area, near a bus stop and two movie theatres, which were packed in the evening. One of the blasts destroyed a tiffin centre.
The IB confirmed that intelligence agencies had received a terror alert regarding Hyderabad.
The security agencies are clueless about which organisation may have carried out the terror strike. Officials said the terror strike could have been carried out by terrorists or anit-social elements.
A high alert has been declared across Hyderabad. Senior officials and ministers have rushed to the spot.
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Source: Rediff

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