New Delhi, Sept 13 (PTI) Terror struck the national capital this evening leaving at least seven people killed and over 50 injured in six near simultaneous blasts in a span of 17 minutes in three crowded market places.
Indian Mujahideen, shadow amalgam of banned SIMI and Lashker-e-Taiba, claimed responsibility for the serial blasts through an email sent to news organisations at almost same time when the blasts took place.
The first explosion rocked Gaffar market area of Karol Bagh in Central Delhi at 6.15 PM. The explosive was kept near a Maruti car. The impact of the blast was so severe that an auto was thrown up several feet.
This was followed by three blasts in Connaught Place area and two in Greater Kailash in South Delhi.
An unexploded explosive device was found at India Gate.
We at Christian Persecution India condemn the blasts. It is a sorrowful state of affairs that innocent people have to die in this senseless manner.
But if these bomb blasts are used for political brick bating and for scoring votes, then it will be sadder still.
Now is the time to stand with our people and to let the world know that Dilli does have a heart that is not so weak that it will shatter with a few explosions. True we have lost our dear ones but DILLI has not lost its zest for life.