Coordinated series of bombs kills at least 80 in India
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
According to police sources, a series of seven coordinated bombs detonated in Jaipur, the capital of the state Rajasthan, in India on Tuesday, May 13. At least eighty people were killed and over two hundred injured in the attacks.
The bombs went off over a period of twenty minutes and tore through the city's crowded bazaars, beginning at 7:20 p.m. IST (UTC+5:30). An eighth bomb, which did not go off, was recovered. Ten of the dead were children.
On Wednesday, two arrests were announced. "We have arrested two people and have detained several more for questioning," said Vasundhara Raje. "This seems to have been done by some international group," she added, in a comment that was intrepreted by The Daily Telegraph to suggest Pakistan-based Islamic militants.
- Rahul Bedi. "India bomb: Two arrested over Jaipur blasts" — , May 14, 2008
- Emily Wax. "India Bombings Prompt Calls for Anti-Terrorism Agency" — , May 14, 2008
- Associated Press. "Police: 80 dead, 200 injured in Indian blasts" — , May 13, 2008