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Nine blasts rock Indian temple town in Bihar, one killed

SAMAA | - Posted: Jul 7, 2013 | Last Updated: 7 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Jul 7, 2013 | Last Updated: 7 years ago
Nine blasts rock Indian temple town in Bihar, one killed

Staff ReportNEW DELHI: Nine serial explosions on Sunday rocked the internationally renowned temple town of Bodh Gaya, injuring two monks in the blasts suspected to be engineered by some terrorist organisation.The Mahabodhi Temple is frequented by Buddhist pilgrims from Sri Lanka, China and Japan and the whole of southeast Asia.While four blasts took place this morning inside the Mahabodhi Temple complex, three occurred in Karmapa monastery, one each near near the 80-ft Buddha statue and at the bus stand near bypass, officials said.The blasts took place between 5:30 to 5:58 AM, he said. Arvind Singh, a member of Mahabodhi Temple Management Commitee said the two injured included a national of Myanmar and another of Tibet.Singh said two other bombs, one near the 80 feet statue and one at bus stand have been defused.Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) S K Bhardwaj said prima facie it seems the serial blasts have been done by some terrorist organisation. Gaya is a Maoist stronghold. — REUTERS

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