MIM chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi Thursday condemned the twin bomb blasts in the city and appealed to people to maintain peace.
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi expressed sorrow on the blasts in Hyderabad which left at least 11 people dead and scores injured, a party statement said Thursday.
A security alert has been sounded across Kerala in the wake of the bomb blasts in Hyderabad Thursday evening, police said.
Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were used in the two bomb blasts which were acts of terror and were aimed at causing maximum damage, Andhra Pradesh DGP V Dinesh Reddy said on Thursday night.
Condemning the twin bomb blasts at Dilsukhnagar here Thursday evening, Hyderabad Mayor Md Majid Hussain said it was an "act of cowardice".
As the first blast occurred near a tea-cum-fast food centre diagonally opposite the busy Konark theatre area here around 1905 hours on Thursday, everyone first thought it was a gas cylinder had burst.
President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday strongly condemned the twin blasts in Hyderabad and said these were "acts of cowardice" to disrupt peace and harmony in the country.
Following is the chronology of blasts in India since 2005:
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he was saddened by the news of bomb blasts in Hyderabad and condoled the loss of lives in the terror attack.
At least 11 people were killed and 50 injured in two near simultaneous blasts in Hyderabad and the death toll could go up, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said Thursday night.
BJP President Rajnath Singh on Thursday condoled the loss of lives in Hyderabad blasts and demanded that the government conduct a thorough probe into the incident.
Security was stepped up in the national capital, especially at crowded areas like India Gate and railway stations, on Thursday in the wake of the serial blasts in Hyderabad.
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