30 Dead in India Bombings

Explosions rip through Hyderabad; at least 30 killed, 60 wounded
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2007 11:31 AM CDT
A police official inspects the body of a victim at the site of the blast at the Lumbani park, in Hyderabad, India, Saturday, Aug.25, 2007. A pair of bombings tore through crowded public areas in the southern...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Three bombings today at crowded public places in a southern Indian metropolis killed at least 34 people and wounded 60 more, the Reuters reports. An Indian minister said the explosions that detonated minutes apart in Hyderabad were terrorism. Two ripped through an amusement park during a laser show, and the other rocked a crowded market area.

As a red alert rattled across the city, police found four other unexploded bombs in Hyderabad, a booming city with a history of clashes between Hindus and a Muslim minority. One official said the explosives used in today’s blasts were similar to those used to bomb a historic Hyderabad mosque in May.