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Muslim Terrorists Suspected in Jaipur Bombings


Bangladesh-based Harkut-ul-Jehadi Islami may be responsible for explosions that killed 80 and injured 200

Terrorists struck for the first time in Jaipur triggering eight serial blasts in a span of 12 minutes on Tuesday evening in crowded market areas and near a Hanuman temple in the walled city leaving at least 80 killed and 200 injured.

"At least 80 people have died and 200 have been injured", the Rajasthan State Home Minister said.

Bangladesh-based Harkut-ul-Jehadi Islami(HuJI) is suspected to be behind the blasts that has taken the state authorities by surprise, Home Ministry sources said.

The sources ruled out the use of RDX in the carefully orchestrated low-intensity explosions which were suspected to have been set off from cycles in areas including near Hawa Mahal which are frequented by domestic and foreign tourists.

The blasts rocked Tripolia Bazar, where large number of devotees turned up at a Hanuman temple, Johari Bazar, Manas Chowk, Badi Choupal and Choti Choupal—all located within a two-km radius in the old city. IG(Jaipur) Pankaj Singh said in all there were eight blasts, a couple of them in the same area.

Police said one explosive was defused by bomb disposal squad near the Hanuman temple. Blood was splattered at the scene of the blasts which tossed some of the victims several feet up. The intelligence agencies have already started analysing STD and international calls made out of Jaipur during the last 48 hours.


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