Week That Was July 12

Terror strikes Mahabodhi Temple

Terror struck one of the holiest Buddhist shrines, the Mahabodhi Temple, and other places in Bihar`s pilgrimage town of Bodh Gaya, with suspected Indian Mujahideen operatives simultaneously triggering nine low intensity bombs leaving two monks injured.

The temple`s sanctum sanctorum and the Bodhi Tree, under which Lord Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment, did not suffer any damage in the blasts which shook the holy town frequented by lakhs Buddhist pilgrims from Sri Lanka, China, Japan and the whole of southeast Asia each year.

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