September 7, 2011

Deadly Bomb Blast Targets New Delhi's High Court Killing 9 INNOCENT CIVILIANS And Injuring 45!

France24 news
written by AFP staff
Wednesday September 7, 2011

A bomb apparently hidden in a suitcase exploded Wednesday morning outside a crowded gate leading to the High Court in New Delhi, killing nine people and wounding 45 others, officials said.

The blast, which erupted shortly after 10 a.m., was the first major terror attack in India since a string of bombs exploded in three busy Mumbai neighborhoods on July 13, killing 20 people. Suspicion for those attacks fell on the shadowy extremist network known as the Indian Mujahedeen, though no one has been arrested.

The blast Wednesday erupted near a large crowd of people waiting in line to reach a reception counter where passes are made for entry to the court building, said Home Secretary R.K. Singh.

“It appears that the bomb was in a suitcase because we have the remains of that suitcase,” Singh told CNN-IBN television. The blast killed nine and wounded 45 others, he said.

The High Court is an appeals court below India’s Supreme Court.

Indian television showed images of ambulances taking the wounded from the scene.

The blast was the second explosion at the High Court this year. On May 25, a small explosion that appeared to be a failed car bomb erupted in the court parking lot.

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