Friday, July 25, 2008

Banglore Blasts

The Indian tech hub and growing business center Bangalore was rocked with seven low-intensity bomb blasts on Friday afternoon killing one woman and injuring nine people. The Bangalore bomb blasts put a big question mark on the security situation in India.

Bangalore City Police Commissioner Shankar M Bidari and Union Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta confirmed that seven blasts shook Bangalore.

The first blast took place near Madiwala checkpost at around 1330 hrs IST with Additional Commissioner of Police, Bangalore, Gopal Hosur, confirming that a timer device was used to trigger the blasts.

All the blasts took place with 15 minutes of each other.

The crude bombs, stuffed with nuts and bolts, exploded at Madiwala, Adugodi, Nayandahalli, Pantharapalya and Vittal Mallya Road.

The woman who was killed was waiting at a bus stop in Madiwala on the Bangalore-Hosur Road while her husband and another person were seriously injured.

Police claim to have recovered gelatin sticks, mainly used in quarry operations, from one of the blast sites.

Bomb disposal squads have been rushed to the blast sites and telephone network have been jammed to stop the spread of rumours.

Bangalore Police Commissioner Shankar M Bidari said, "We are monitoring the situation and request all residents to continue with their normal routine. The bomb squad and explosives experts are on the spot. We will deal with the situation."

All the injured have been taken to Mallya Hospital near Rajaram Mohan Rai circle.

Bangalore was rocked by a major terrorist attack in December, 2005 when some unidentified extremists opened fire in the Indian Institute of Science complex killing an Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi professor MC Puri.

Bomb disposal squads and forensic experts have rushed to the blast spots for investigations. Bangalore bomb blasts have scared the residents of the city and a general feeling of insecurity is prevailing. Blasts in Bangalore once again prove the deficiency of Indian intelligence and police which fail to anticipate and prevent such dastardly criminal terrorist acts.

1 comment:

TruePatriot said...

Nice, you are one of the few blogs covering this news event. This is a brazen attack on Bangalore, and because it is Bangalore therefore has implications for the rest of the world. I wrote an article on my blog about the economic effects of a future attack in Bangalore and how the government need to do more to prevent one. Here is the link