India: Twin blasts in Hyderabad kill at least 11, many injured

India: Twin blasts in Hyderabad kill at least 11, many injured

Hyderabad : India | Feb 21, 2013 at 9:33 AM PST
Views: Pending
Serial blasts in Hyderabad, several killed

Two simultaneous blasts rocked the Indian city of Hyderabad Thursday killing at least 11 people and injuring more than 50. The blast took place at Konark and Venkatadri movie theatres simultaneously at around 7.00 pm (Indian Standard Time).

According to reports, the blasts were triggered by Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) tied to two bicycles. Another bomb has been recovered near a foot bridge, close to the area where the two bombs exploded. The two blasts took place within 150 meters of each other.

The scene presented a gory ambience with severed body parts lying around. The Dilsukhnagar area in Hyderabad is thickly populated and the blast took place at peak hour in the evening with office goers and students returning home.

The area, dotted by numerous eateries remains crowded in the evening. The blast triggered a stampede-like situation with people trying to escape to safety.

Indian Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde confirmed the death toll and mentioned that the government had "intelligence inputs of expected blasts somewhere in the country for the past two days and had alerted all state governments."

The Home Minister refused to mention on who could be behind the blasts and said it was too early to speculate. "It was too early to say anything and only an investigation will reveal it," he said.

NDTV reports that a team of forensic experts from the National Security Guard (NSG), the country's premier counter-terrorism unit has been flown to Hyderabad. The NSG, a core force delegated for counter-hijack operations, operates the National Bomb Data Centre (NBDC) which will collect samples from the spot.

Reacting to the bomb blast at Hyderabad, Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh described the attack as a "dastardly attack" and said the guilty should not "go unpunished."

According to DNA, a tweet from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) quoted Manmohan Singh, "This is a dastardly attack, the guilty will not go unpunished." Mr. Singh directed the central agencies to extend all possible help to state authorities in Andhra Pradesh.

Hyderabad, a city of with more than 10 million people, is an important information technology hub and has a mixed population of Muslims and Hindus. Thursday’s explosion in Hyderabad is the first major bomb attack to hit the city after the 2007 twin blasts which killed more than 40 people.

Source: NDTV / Zee News

1 of 3
Several people have been killed and many more injured in a series of blasts in a busy commercial area of Hyderabad on Thursday evening. Sources in the Home Ministry say the explosions appear to be a well-planned terror attack designed to cause maximum damage.
aymaan30 is based in New Delhi, Delhi, India, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
Report Credibility
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear

News Stories

  • Hyderabad serial blasts: Eleven killed, several injured

      The Economic Times
    Eleven people were killed and over 30 injured tonight when at least three powerful serial blasts rocked a busy commercial hub of Hyderabad close to a crowded bus stand at Dilsukhnagar . Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said that eight were killed in...
  • Those behind Hyderabad blasts will not go unpunished: Manmohan Singh

      Daily News & Analysis
    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday decsribed the twin blasts in Hyderabad as an "dastardly attack" and said the guilty should not "go unpunished." "This is a dastardly attack, the guilty will not go unpunished," a tweet from the Prime Minister'...
  • 11 dead, 50 injured in blasts in Hyderabad

      Daily News & Analysis
    Terror struck Hyderabad when 11 people were killed and 50 injured tonight when two powerful near simultaneous blasts ripped through a crowded area close to a cluster of bus stands in Dilsukhnagar area. The blasts triggered by Improvised Explosive...
  • Hyderabad blasts death toll may go up: Shinde

    At least 11 people were killed and 50 injured in two near simultaneous blasts in Hyderabad and the death toll could go up, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said on Thursday night.             Asked whether it was a terror attack, the minister said, "...
  • 11 killed in explosions in southern Indian city

      SF Gate
    India (AP) A pair of bombs exploded Thursday evening in a crowded shopping area in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, killing at least 11 people and wounding 50 more in the worst bombing in the country in more than a year, officials said. The...
  • India minister visits blast sites

      BBC South Asia
    India Home Minister Shinde visits Hyderabad blast site The blasts hit a busy commercial and education hub India's Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has visited the sites of two blasts in the city of Hyderabad in which he said 14 people were killed.





More From Allvoices

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report

Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.