Serial blasts rock southern Indian city

Friday, February 22, 2013
Hyderabad/New Delhi: At least 11 people were killed and 50 others wounded on Thursday when two powerful blasts rocked a busy commercial hub of southern Indian city of Hyderabad.

As per media reports, the explosions took place near a cinema theatre.

The incident, which triggered shortly after 7pm local time, resulted in a stampede-like situation with people running hither and thither for their safety.

Back in New Delhi, Indian Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde briefed the press persons about the blasts.

“Eight people have died in first blast and three others get killed in the other. Fifty people were injured in the incident,” Shinde said.

The Home Minister also said that his department had some intelligence inputs about a possible terror attack but did not have any specific information.

Meanwhile, officials of Intelligence Bureau and National Investigation Agency have been rushed to the spot for further investigation.
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