Monday, July 28

India on high alert!!!

Well, at least 46 people were killed in two days of bombings that hit Ahmedabad and Bangalore. At least 16 bombs exploded in Ahmedabad in Gujarat on Saturday, killing at least 45 people and wounding 161, a day after another set of blasts in Bangalore killed a woman. Two more unexploded bombs were found in Surat on Sunday. A little-known group called the ‘Indian Mujahideen’ claimed responsibility for the Ahmedabad blasts on Saturday. The same group said it carried out bomb attacks in Jaipur that killed 63 people in May. Many of the bombs were packed into metal tiffin boxes, used to carry food, and stuffed with ball-bearings. Some were left on bicycles. Police found two unexploded bombs in Ahmedabad on Sunday. The state Government ordered the closure of all shops, cinemas and markets and told people to stay indoors. Both the Ahmedabad and Bangalore are in states ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party and are among the country's fastest-growing. The entire nation, including major metro cities in India, have been put on high alert.

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