At least 12 people were killed and 84 injured in two blasts in Hyderabad and the death toll could go up, Sushilkumar Shinde said tonight. Strongly condemning the blasts, the PM said those responsible for the 'dastardly' act won't go unpunished. Police Control Rooms: +91-40-27852435-36, +91-40-23261166
Police sounded high alert in Hyderabad and other cities in Andhra Pradesh after two blasts killed over 10 people in Hyderabad and injured scores of others.
Elite teams of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the National Security Guard (NSG) on Thursday will be flying to Hyderabad, which has been rocked by twin blasts that killed 10 people and injured 50, an official said.
Delhi has been put on high alert and security beefed up at all important buildings and markets following two blasts in Hyderabad, officials said.
BJP president Rajnath Singh on Thursday condoled the lost of lives in Hyderabad blasts and demanded that the government conduct a thorough probe into the incident.
A high alert has been sounded across Maharashtra in the wake of the blasts in Hyderabad this evening, home minister RR Patil said.
Strongly condemning the twin blasts in Hyderabad, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday described it as a "dastardly attack" and said the guilty should not "go unpunished."
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi expressed sorrow on the blasts in Hyderabad which left at least 11 people dead and scores injured, a party statement said on Thursday.
The already tight security at the MA Chidambaram Stadium and the team hotel has been strengthened in Chennai ahead of the first Test following the deadly serial blasts in Hydera-bad, the second Test venue.
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed considers taking back Hyderabad along with Junagarh and Kashmir from India, the unfinished agenda of Partition of the country in 1947.
Thirty-year-old Abdul Wazid Mirza lost a leg in the 2007 bomb blast in old Hyderabad city. Five years later, he suffered severe injuries to his abdomen in yesterday's twin blasts at Dilsukhnagar where he had shifted, thinking that it was a safer locality.
Counter-terrorism investigators say that yesterday's serial blasts in Hyderabad carry the fingerprint of Indian Mujahideen. The use of cycles, ball bearings and timers have made investigators link the attack with failed Pune serial blasts.
Although the immediate provocation can be the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru — as claimed by the sources — Hyderabad had been on the IM radar from July last year. HT
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Central intelligence agencies sent out two all-India alerts on February 19th and 20th warning of the possibility of attacks as a retaliation to the hanging of Afzal Guru, although there was no specific intelligence pertaining to the twin blasts in Hyderabad.