More than 12 people have been killed, while 78 others have been injured, after bombs ripped through crowded areas in Hyderabad, India on February 21, 2013. The Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called it a ‘dastardly act’.
The bombs were targeted at crowded areas in a suburb of the city, which is considered to be the country’s Information Technology hub, known for its large Muslim population. After the blasts, the whole nation is on alert, especially after the hanging of the Parliament attack accused Afzal Guru recently.
Amit Garg, a senior police officer from the blast site said that the number of wounded may have now reached to 80. The police also informed that many of the injured were in a critical condition in the hospital. Manmohan Singh said, “This is a dastardly act and the guilty will not go unpunished”.
The Parliament attacks of 2011, outside the High Court in New Delhi were described as one of the deadliest by the Prime Minister, as 13 people had died in the incident. Singh has also appealed to citizens to stay calm after the blasts. According to the city police, there have been three explosions, but the home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde confirmed just two. There are possibilities that the death toll may rise as well.