March 7, 2006

Dozens hurt in blasts in north Indian temple town

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Dozens of people were hurt in at
least two separate explosions on Tuesday in the north Indian
pilgrimage town of Varanasi, an official said.

One explosion was reported in a packed Hindu temple and
another occurred in the railway station, a federal interior
ministry official told Reuters.

Temple-studded Varanasi, in Uttar Pradesh state, is one of
the holiest cities for India's majority Hindu population.