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2006-03-09 07:23:19

By Sharat Pradhan VARANASI, India (Reuters) - Indian police released sketches on Thursday of two men wanted in connection with bomb blasts that killed 15 people in one of Hinduism's holiest cities, an attack claimed by Kashmiri separatists. Lashkar-e-Kahar (Army of Fury), a previously unknown Islamist group fighting Indian rule in Kashmir, said it was responsible for Tuesday's twin bomb blasts in Varanasi city and vowed to carry out more attacks if New Delhi did not "stop excesses"...

2006-03-09 03:00:31

By Sharat Pradhan VARANASI, India (Reuters) - The northern Indian city of Varanasi showcased its standing as one of the country's most vibrant pilgrimage centers on Thursday, two days after bomb blasts killed 15 people and triggered protests. Markets across the Hindu holy city opened, streets bustled with traffic and tourists, Indian and foreign, returned to the ancient bathing ghats and temples by the holy Ganges river a day after Hindu groups shut the city in protests....

2006-03-08 06:39:04

By Sharat Pradhan VARANASI, India (Reuters) - India's ancient holy city of Varanasi shut down on Wednesday in a protest against bomb blasts in a Hindu temple and a railway station which killed 15 people, but there was no sectarian backlash. Armed police mounted a strict vigil during the shut down, called by Hindu groups after Varanasi, one of the holiest pilgrimage centers for India's majority Hindus, was hit by two bomb blasts within minutes around dusk on Tuesday. No one claimed...

2006-03-08 01:24:48

By Sharat Pradhan VARANASI, India (Reuters) - Armed police in India mounted vigil in Varanasi and Hindu groups called for a strike but the streets of the ancient holy city where bomb blasts killed 15 people were calm on Wednesday despite fears of a backlash. Tuesday's blasts in Varanasi, one of the holiest pilgrimage centers for the country's majority Hindus, also wounded dozens of people and came barely a week before Holi, the Hindu festival of colors. It sparked fears of sectarian...

2006-03-07 21:30:00

By Sharat Pradhan VARANASI, India (Reuters) - Armed police mounted vigil at temples and public places across India on Wednesday and leaders appealed for calm as Hindu groups called for a strike in a northern state to protest against bomb blasts that killed 15. Tuesday's blasts in Varanasi, one of the holiest pilgrimage centers for the country's majority Hindus, also wounded dozens of people and came barely a week before Holi, the Hindu festival of colors. It sparked fears of sectarian...

2006-03-07 11:19:09

LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - At least 15 people were killed and 60 wounded in three explosions in the north Indian Hindu pilgrimage city of Varanasi on Tuesday, police said. "Fifteen people have died and about 60 are injured. The blasts were pretty big, and I do not rule out a terrorist hand behind it," Navneet Sikera, senior superintendent of police for Varanasi, told Reuters.

2006-03-07 11:27:33

By Sharat Pradhan LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - At least 15 people were killed and scores wounded in a series of explosions which hit the Hindu pilgrimage city of Varanasi in northern India within a span of 45 minutes on Tuesday, police said. One explosion occurred in the packed Sankat Mochan temple and two blasts rocked one of the city's main railway stations, a federal interior ministry official told Reuters. "Fifteen people have died and about 60 are injured. The blasts were pretty...

2006-03-07 11:05:19

LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - At least 15 people were killed and 60 wounded in three explosions in the north Indian Hindu pilgrimage city of Varanasi on Tuesday, police said. "Fifteen people have died and about 60 are injured. The blasts were pretty big, and I do not rule out a terrorist hand behind it," Navneet Sikera, senior superintendent of police for Varanasi, told Reuters.

2006-03-07 09:38:05

LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - At least four people were killed and over a dozen wounded in two separate explosions on Tuesday in the Hindu pilgrimage town of Varanasi in northern India, police said. Television reports said up to 12 may have died. "So far four people have died, 17 are hospitalized with injuries," V.N. Rai, inspector-general of police in Uttar Pradesh state, where Varanasi is located, told Reuters. "All entry points to the area have been sealed." One explosion was...

2006-03-07 09:20:42

LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - At least four people were killed and 17 wounded in explosions on Tuesday in the north Indian Hindu pilgrimage city of Varanasi, police said. "So far four people have died, 17 are hospitalized with injuries," V.N. Rai, inspector-general of police in Uttar Pradesh state, where Varanasi is located, told Reuters. "All entry points to the area have been sealed."


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