Indian Bombings Kill 29

Series of small blasts hit Bangalore, Ahmedabad
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 26, 2008 2:50 PM CDT
Indian Bombings Kill 29
People stand around the site of an explosion in Ahmadabad, India, Saturday, July 26, 2008.    (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

A series of small explosions rocked an Indian city for the second straight day today, Reuters reports. At least 29 people were killed and 88 injured in a wave of blasts in Ahmedabad, which has a history of Hindu-Muslim tensions. Yesterday, at least one person was killed in a similar series of bombings in the technology hub of Bangalore. No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

"This has been done by some terrorist group which wants to destabilize the country," a government spokesman said. India has a history of such bombings in various cities, the New York Times notes, and authorities blame the work of anti-nationalist groups trying to provoke violence between Hindus and Muslims.
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