13 May, 2008

Series of bomb blasts in Jaipur, India

A series of between five and nine bomb blasts in Jaipur killed at least 60 people and injured at least 150 others.

The explosion off at around 7.20 and the others followed in the next 15 minutes. They were planted in the old part of the popular tourist destination in Rajasthan, a few hours drive from the capital, Delhi,

Some news reports:

High alert; experts off to Jaipur Hindustan Times
80 killed, 150 wounded in Jaipur blasts Times of India
Pink turns red Outlook
Serial blasts rock Jaipur; 60 killed India Today
60 killed, 200 injured in Jaipur blasts NDTV

8 blasts in Jaipur; 60 dead 200 injured CNN-IBN
Bombings rock Indian tourist city BBC
Seven bombs kill 60 people in India's Jaipur Reuters India
Jaipur serial blasts kill 70, injure 150 The Statesman

Since the press are providing adequate coverage, and the local authorities seem to be in control of the situation, we will not be following this story in detail. But please feel free to use the comments space if you want more info, and we'll try and help.

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