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Briefcase bomb at a court in New Delhi kills 10, injures 61

posted 7 Sep 2011, 04:49 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 7 Sep 2011, 06:02 ]
A powerful bomb placed in a briefcase outside the High Court in New Delhi killed at least 10 people and wounded 61.

NEW DELHI, INDIA (SEPTEMBER 07, 2011) ANI- A powerful bomb placed in a briefcase outside the High Court in New Delhi killed at least 10 people and wounded 61 on Wednesday (September 07).


The powerful bomb exploded at the main reception gate of the Delhi High Court, creating a four-feet deep crater and triggering a wave of panic at the spot.

About 120 soldiers, police and bomb squad specialists were at the scene, with ambulances whisking the injured away to hospitals.


Indian authorities said the outlawed Harkat-ul-Jihad Islami (HUJI) militant group, with bases in Bangladesh and Pakistan, had sent an email claiming responsibility and the group called to repeal the death sentence of Afzal Guru, convict in connection with an attack on the Indian parliament in 2001.


Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is currently on an official visit to neighbouring Bangladesh, the first visit by an Indian prime minister in over a decade.

The blast, which was the deadliest attack in India in almost two months, prompted the government to put the capital on high alert.


Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his government has faced intense criticism over the handling of such attacks in the recent past. Earlier government had promised a radical overhaul of the security apparatus in India but critics say the reforms have been inadequate and in some cases abandoned.


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