Bombs Strike Top Buddhist Holy Site in India
2 injured in series of blasts
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jul 8, 2013 9:17 AM CDT
Buddhist monks from Thailand offer prayers at the Mahabodhi, or the Great Awakening, Temple, in Bodh Gaya, India, Monday, July 8, 2013.   (AP Photo/Manish Bhandari)

(Newser) – Two people were injured as a number of small bombs hit a major Buddhist temple yesterday in eastern India. The Mahabodhi temple complex, home to a tree where Buddha is said to have reached enlightenment, was struck by at least four blasts, but the temple wasn't damaged, CNN reports—nor was the tree, though bombs reportedly went off nearby, the BBC adds. Several other explosions hit sacred spots near the UNESCO World Heritage Site, in India's Bihar state, police say. The injured were a Tibetan, 50, and a Burmese national, 30. No group took responsibility for the attack, but authorities suspect Indian Islamist group Mujahideen.

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HMD-SMD-ITY
Jul 8, 2013 8:27 PM CDT
Blame the men wearing the red turbines. You know, they look like American Shriners. Next look for the men wearing the beanies, they look like Jews in synagogue. Don't pass up people hanging around in Hijabs. Basically, if they are wearing any kind of head cover in India, they are suspects. They've been upset ever since Gandhiji split the nation up into India/Pakistan so that the war would end. It never did.
InferiorToYou
Jul 8, 2013 6:34 PM CDT
Someone always tries to ruin it for everyone
T.A.R.D.I.S
Jul 8, 2013 5:18 PM CDT
Convert or die