15 crude bombs recovered in Ahmedabad ahead of festivals (Lead)

September 29th, 2008 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS  

Ahmedabad, Sep 29 (IANS) As many as 15 crude bombs were recovered and defused here Monday, just a day before the nine-day Navratri celebrations begin even while this Gujarat city has been recovering from the serial bombings two months ago, the police said.Police officials said the bombs were found in small tobacco tins in Kalupur area in the walled city. The bombs were of low-intensity and not sophisticated, and were defused soon after.

The recovery of the bombs has caused some anxiety among the police force as it comes just before the Hindu festive season of Navratri culminating in Dashera as well as the Muslim festival of Eid ul Fitr.

On July 26, 22 synchronised bombs went off, most of them in east Ahmedabad, killing 56 people and injuring at least 150. In the days following the bombings, 23 low-intensity bombs were recovered from Surat and were defused.

Investigative agencies were checking if the recovered bombs were part of any larger conspiracy or linked with the recent terror attacks.

While a blast in Bangalore on July 25 claimed one life, serial bombings in New Delhi Sep 13 claimed 25 lives.

A low-intensity crude bomb went off in Mehrauli in south Delhi Saturday, killing a 10-year-old boy, and left 22 others injured.

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