Eight serial blasts in Jaipur; 60 dead, 150 injured

14 05 2008

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  • Eight serial blasts rocked the city of Jaipur at 7:35 PM on Tuesday evening
  • 60 dead, 150 injured
  • Injured taken to the Sawai Mann Singh hospital
  • Blasts at Manas Chowk Police Station area, Johari Bazar, Tripolia Bazar, Badi Choupal, Choti Choupal, Kotwali area
  • Eighth bomb diffused
  • The bombs exploded within a span of 12 minutes of each other
  • Bombs were made of iron ball bearings, alarm clock circuit
  • Bombs were planted in bicycles
  • Speculation is rife that this could be the handiwork of Lashkar-e-Toiba, SIMI
  • Authorities are also suspecting that Bangladesh-based HuJI could be behind the attacks
  • There was a near-stampede like situation in the blast-hit areas
  • Traffic movement has been obstructed
  • Shops have shut down, police have cordoned off the area
  • Delhi, Mumbai, Karnataka, Bihar, Hyderabad, Maharashtra on high alert
  • National Security Guard has reached Jaipur
  • All the city borders, Rajasthan state borders sealed
  • Traffic movement has been obstructed

New Delhi: Eight serial blasts rocked the city of Jaipur at 7:35 PM on Tuesday evening, killing 60 people and injuring 150 others.

The injured have been rushed to the Sawai Maan Singh (SMS) hospital. (SMS Hospital Helpline: 0141-2560291; 0141-2619827)

The blasts — which were of medium intensity — took place in the walled city area.

“According to the information I have received 60 people have died and several injured,” said Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who rushed back to the state capital from Jodhpur.

Two policemen are also among the dead.