Death toll from India bomb blast rises
At least 15 people have been killed and several injured in three separate bomb attacks in the holy Hindu city of Varanisi in northern India. No-one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The first explosion took place in one of India's ancient temples, the Sankat Mochan, which is dedicated to Hinduism's monkey god, Hanuman. Schools of devotees had gathered when the bomb went off. Minutes later a second bomb went off at the city's main railway station, followed by a third blast, also at the railway station. Police say that they defused two more bombs elsewhere in the city. Security has been stepped up in the city and all religious sites across the country have been put on high alert.
Posted by: Fred 2006-03-08