HYDERABAD: At least 11 people were killed and 50 injured today in a pair of explosions in a crowded area of the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, officials said.
Federal Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said the bombs were attached to two bicycles about 150 meters (500 feet) apart in Dilsukh Nagar, a residential and commercial district.
India has been in a state of alert since Mohammed Afzal Guru, a Kashmiri, was hanged in a New Delhi jail nearly two weeks ago.
Guru had been convicted of involvement in a 2001 attack on India’s Parliament that killed 14 people including five gunmen.
Many in Indian-ruled Kashmir believe Guru did not receive a fair trial, and the secrecy with which the execution was carried out fueled anger in a region where anti-India sentiment runs deep.