TwitterFacebook

Major Terror Attack in India

• Views: 991

Here’s the Times of India report on two simultaneous bombings in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad today: 30 killed, 60 wounded as terror strikes Hyderabad.

HYDERABAD: In a major terror strike, at least 30 persons were killed and about 60 injured in two powerful near-simultaneous blasts at a crowded park and a popular eating joint in Hyderabad on Saturday evening.

Twenty four people died when an explosion ripped through Gokul Chat Shop at Kothi locality at around 7.50 pm, Andhra Pradesh Home Minister K Jana Reddy told reporters.

In another blast five minutes earlier at a place five kilometres away, six persons perished in a blast in an auditorium in Lumbini Amusement Park near the state secretariat in the heart of the city when a laser show was on, he said.

Reddy said about 500 people were in the auditorium at the time of the incident.

The blast ripped through the middle row of the auditorium when the show had just begun.

So powerful was the blast that some of bodies were flung into the air and scattered over the area.

No details on the perpetrators yet, but coordinated bombings of civilian targets is a well-known Islamist tactic.

UPDATE at 8/25/07 10:23:04 am:

The death toll is rising, and Reuters now reports three simultaneous blasts, and four unexploded bombs discovered.

HYDERABAD, India (Reuters) - Three explosions within minutes, one at a street-side food stall and two in an amusement park, killed at least 34 people in Hyderabad on Saturday, police and officials said. …

“I will be able to confirm that around 34 have been reported dead,” R.V. Chandravadan, one of the city’s top officials, told the NDTV television channel. …

The most deadly of the blasts in Hyderabad was at a road-side food stand, where at least 24 people were killed, police said.

The other target was the Lumbini amusement park where at least two blasts occurred around 7:40 p.m. local time during a popular laser show, TV channels said.

“I saw chairs flying in the air along with bodies,” said Vineet, a young man who had been watching the show with about 200 other people.

Four unexploded bombs were also found, two in Lumbini and two others in cinemas in the city, which were defused once people had been evacuated, police said.

^ back to top ^

TwitterFacebook

Turn off all ads for a full year by subscribing!
For about 33 cents a day (per month) or 22 cents a day (per year), our subscription option turns off all advertisements at LGF!
Read more...

► LGF Headlines

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Articles

  • Loading...

► Tweeted Pages

  • Loading...

► Top 10 Comments

  • Loading...

► Bottom Comments

  • Loading...

► Recent Comments

  • Loading...

► Tools/Info

► Tag Cloud

► Contact

You must have Javascript enabled to use the contact form.
Your email:

Subject:

Message:


Messages may be published unless you request otherwise.
Tech Note:
Using the Contact Form
LGF Pages

This button leads to the main index of LGF Pages, our user-submitted articles. You can post your own LGF Pages simply by registering a free account with us.

Create a Page

This is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.

Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.

Last updated: 2014-03-07 2:19 pm PST

LGF User's Guide
Recent Pages
Lumberhead
Have Republicans Finally Gone Too Far in Kansas? — NYMag
Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel recently insisted that Brownback's program is faring just fine, mustering a level of denial that sounded almost as if she were a conservative mother who has just caught her son making out with ...

9 minutes ago
Views: 16 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
BadExampleMan
Puna, Hawaii Lava Flow Update - Pahoa’s in for It
Based on the latest measurements, the lava flow from the Pu'u O'o crater's June 27 outbreak has slowed some but it's headed straight for the center of Pahoa town. As of today, the 20th, the flow has left the forested ...

2 hours, 21 minutes ago
Views: 61 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
aagcobb
John Boehner Is Sick of Unemployed People That Would ‘Rather Just Sit Around’
Richard Cowen, Reuters: John Boehner Is Sick of Unemployed People That Would 'Rather Just Sit Around' Boehner then lamented "this idea that has been born, maybe out of the economy over the last couple years, that you know, I really ...

8 hours, 45 minutes ago
Views: 68 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
Aye Pod
Violence in Glasgow as loyalists attack pro-independence supporters
Tonight British nationalists, emboldened by their sides victory in the referendum and by the general hysteria of anti-independence rhetoric - in which the entire media and political establishment were complicit - go on the rampage in Glasgow. Does it look ...

9 hours, 38 minutes ago
Views: 100 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 3
Randall Gross
L.A. Launches Streamlined Permitting System for Solar Panels Online
The city of Los Angeles has launched an online permitting system for solar panels, seeking to streamline the process and reduce costs for homeowners. Previously, those installing the systems had to go to a Department of Building and Safety ...

10 hours, 39 minutes ago
Views: 98 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 2
FemNaziBitch
‘I Was Really Stressed Out’: Anxiety Rules the Secret Life of Teens - Parents - TODAY.com
When hormones, grades and peer pressure rule your life, turmoil often follows. Yet many families don't realize how crippling the stress can be for their teenagers. TODAY's series on the secret lives of teens began Wednesday with NBC special ...

16 hours, 28 minutes ago
Views: 109 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 0
theliel
AEI Decides to Weigh in on #GamersGate
So Polygon showcases the AEI's anti-femminist response to #gamergate talking about how games are for dudes and dudes need that space to continue being dudes and bitches should get back in that kitchen where they belong. Link is to Polygon ...

2 days, 15 hours ago
Views: 220 • Comments: 0
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 1
CriticalDragon1177
Alternet - Nicholas Wade’s Flawed Book Rewrites the History of Scientific Racism
Jon Phillips takes on Nicholas Wade's claims, and proves once again that so called "scientific" racism is little more than a pseudoscience. This was originally posted in September 2014 edition of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Report, ( ...

3 days, 9 hours ago
Views: 379 • Comments: 1
Tweets: 2 • Rating: 3
The War TARDIS
Doctor Who “Listen” Open Thread
I'm back. Last week, I couldn't do this thread, as something more important was going on. One of my best friends, a sweet, and very devout Christian, is going to the UK to help a Christian Group in Oxford, and ...

6 days, 10 hours ago
Views: 383 • Comments: 42
Tweets: 0 • Rating: 3
Rightwingconspirator
Are Higher Frame Rates Really a Better Moving Image in Cinema?
As a guy who scratches the surface of this medium with humble indy efforts and some industrial video experience I have to watch carefully. If I commit to the wrong camera or format, it can hurt financially. Once I had ...

1 week ago
Views: 586 • Comments: 7
Tweets: 25 • Rating: 7
 Frank says:

It's all one big note.