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NEW DELHI, India (CNN) -- The death toll continued to rise in Hyderabad, where two blasts Saturday night killed at least 36 people in southern India in what authorities are calling terrorists attacks.
At least 60 people were wounded, several critically, police said.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh issued a statement expressing deep concern over the violence.
Police said the almost simultaneous blasts were coordinated attacks.
Originally posted by theEnd2007
Honest johnsto77, do u really give a crap about those dead indians? I sure dont
Originally posted by shots
Is this just a coincidence or do they always attack around this time of year? Do they have something special going on at this time of year??
Though no terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the blasts, suspicion centered on the Harkat-ul Jehadi Islami (HuJI). Forensic experts who visited the site said the slurry explosive with metal balls was packed in containers and detonated with a timer. Both the blasts took place around 7.46 p.m. Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, who rushed to the blasts sites, said it was a terrorist act and declared his government’s resolve to bring those responsible to justice.
Intelligence sources believe the blasts could be the handiwork of terrorist groups; the needle of suspicion in the Mecca Masjid blast on May 18 pointed to the involvement of cadres of the Harkat-ul-Jehad-i-Islami and sleeper cells of the Jaish-e-Mohammed outfit. The timing, venue and high intensity of the blasts indicated that a powerful explosive could have been used.