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PM reviews security situation after blasts

india Updated: Jul 11, 2006 21:12 IST
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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday reviewed the security situation in the wake of the series of bomb blasts in Mumbai and Srinagar.

The specially convened meeting at the Prime Minister's Race Course Road residence was attended by Home Minister Shivraj Patil, National Security Adviser MK Narayanan and Home Secretary VK Duggal.

The meeting is also understood to have reviewed the situation in Jammu and Kashmir where terrorist carried out a string of grenade attacks within the space of three hours in Srinagar, killing eight persons, including six tourists from West Bengal, and injuring 35 others. 

Before the meeting, Patil said that he may leave for Mumbai on Tuesday night along with his colleagues for an on-the-spot assessment of the situation there.

The Home Minister said he had spoken to the Prime Minister and Congress President Sonia Gandhi shortly after receiving first reports of the blasts.

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