Cycle bombs used for Ahmedabad serial blasts

July 26th, 2008 - 9:45 pm ICT by admin  

Initial reports say that the cycle bombs were used in todays bomb blasts at Ahmedabad.

The blasts were at crowded places and the bombs were said to have been placed in tiffing boxes on cycles. This is a similar ammo used in the Jaipur blasts few months ago.

As of writing, there have been reports of nine low-intensity blasts at Maninagar, Bapunagar, Hatkeshwar, Sarnagpur Bridge, Amraiwadi, Govindwadi, Sarangpur, Chakla area and Jawahar Chowk. The blasts occurred at about 6:40 pm IST within a time frame of 20 minutes. The current death toll is 3 and 20 people injured.

Television channels are showing the video of the damaged cycle allegedly used for the delivery of the bomb.

Union Minister of State for Home Sri Prakash Jaiswal said to CNN-IBN, “The blasts seem to be along the lines of yesterdays Bangalore blasts. It is a conspiracy to unsettle the country. All metros are on a high alert.”

Zee news reports that temples have been placed on High alert.

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