Terrorist Bombs kill 15 in India

According to India Abroad, a series of 6 bombs went off in the city of Jaipur killing 15 and injuring scores:

Police sources said that 15 persons perished in the attack that triggered a stampede in the affected areas in the walled city which are frequented by foreign tourists. Six women were among the dead.

Rajasthan Director General of Police A S Gill said the blasts were of medium intensity. 

It is for the first time that the Pink City is coming under terror radar.

Unofficial figures put the toll at around 20.

Scores of wounded people were ferried to several hospitals soon after the low-intensity blasts hit at Tripolia Bazaar, where large number of devotees turned up at a Hanuman [Images] temple, Johari Bazaar, Manak Chowk, Badi Choupal and Choti Choupal in the walled part of the city.

Police sources said the attack was meticulously planned and the first blast occurred around 1940 hours IST and the remaining blasts were set off in quick succession.

No one has claimed responsibilty for the blasts but Sikh extremists are suspected. It could also be the work of AQ given the coordination of the timing of the bombs that detonated.

Jaipur is a smaller city and some terrorism experts in India believe that smaller communities make a softer target for terrorists due to their lack of preparation and experience in dealing with situations like terrorist attacks.


According to India Abroad, a series of 6 bombs went off in the city of Jaipur killing 15 and injuring scores:

Police sources said that 15 persons perished in the attack that triggered a stampede in the affected areas in the walled city which are frequented by foreign tourists. Six women were among the dead.

Rajasthan Director General of Police A S Gill said the blasts were of medium intensity. 

It is for the first time that the Pink City is coming under terror radar.

Unofficial figures put the toll at around 20.

Scores of wounded people were ferried to several hospitals soon after the low-intensity blasts hit at Tripolia Bazaar, where large number of devotees turned up at a Hanuman [Images] temple, Johari Bazaar, Manak Chowk, Badi Choupal and Choti Choupal in the walled part of the city.

Police sources said the attack was meticulously planned and the first blast occurred around 1940 hours IST and the remaining blasts were set off in quick succession.

No one has claimed responsibilty for the blasts but Sikh extremists are suspected. It could also be the work of AQ given the coordination of the timing of the bombs that detonated.

Jaipur is a smaller city and some terrorism experts in India believe that smaller communities make a softer target for terrorists due to their lack of preparation and experience in dealing with situations like terrorist attacks.