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Hyderabad blasts: Centre had alerted all states on Tuesday

Last Updated: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 00:30

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs had on Tuesday alerted all states that Pakistan-based terrorist groups may carry out attacks in a major city to avenge the hanging of Ajmal Kasab and Afzal Guru.

This came to light on Thursday after twin blasts ripped through Dilsukh Nagar of Hyderabad.

Sources said the central security agencies had sent an advisory on Tuesday asking all states to tighten security in sensitive places as Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Hizbul Mujahideen may launch attacks.

The security agencies sent another advisory Wednesday saying banned Indian Mujahideen too may may to carry out terror attacks to avenge the hanging of Kasab and Afzal.

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, without disclosing details, today said that all states were alerted about a possible terror strike by militant groups.

Asked whether it was a terror attack, the minister said "it was too early to say anything and only an investigation will reveal it".

He said the two bombs were placed within a radius of 100 to 150 metres in Dilsukh Nagar area in the Andhra Pradesh capital and placed in two bicycles.

"There were two blasts in Dilsukh nagar. I have spoken to the Chief Minister (Kiran Kumar Reddy) and he told me that the bombs were placed in two cycles and in one place eight people were killed and in other place three people were killed. 50 people were also injured," he told reporters here.

Asked whether the death toll could go up, the Home Minister said "it is possible that death toll will rise".

With Agency Inputs

First Published: Friday, February 22, 2013 - 00:25

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