Blasts rip through crowded areas of Dilsukhnagar in Hyderabad, at least 11 killed, many injured
At least 11 people were killed Thursday in a pair of explosions, third suspected, in the busy commercial city of Hyderabad in the Dilsukhnagar area, police said.

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde says he has informed PM Manmohan Singh and spoke to Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Kiran Kumar Reddy.

Home minister says Andhra CM is at the spot.

Tellingly, HM says that govt had received information about a terror plot and that security had been stepped up.

HM says that no specific information had been received about a terror strike in Hyderabad that it was general in nature.

The information had been received by govt 2 days ago.

When specifically asked whether it was a failure of intelligence, the Home Secretary R K Singh refused to answer directly.

PM Manmohan Singh strongly condemned the blasts in Hyderabad and said This is a 'dastardly attack', and the guilty will not go unpunished.
Posted by: tipper 2013-02-21