Bihar temple rocked by eight explosions, two injured

After an initial explosion, seven successive explosions took place injuring a Buddhist monk and a pilgrim.


Web Desk July 07, 2013
Mahabodhi hosts Buddhist temples and attract a large number of pilgrims, especially from Japan, Thailand and Myanmar.

BODHGAYA: A Buddhist monk and a pilgrim were injured when as many as eight explosions rocked the Mahabodhi temple in the Bodhgaya district in the Indian state of Bihar early on Sunday morning, NDTV reported.

According to the report, the first blast took place inside the temple complex shortly after 5 am. That initial explosion was followed by seven successive explosions.

Another bomb was also reportedly found near the site and defused.

The bombs were of low intensity and did not damage the temple.

The injured were rushed the hospital.

The temple was largely empty with only a few pilgrims and the cleaning staff present at the time of the blasts.

"We were doing our daily rituals in the temple when we heard a big explosion," an eyewitness said.

The temple premises have been cordoned off. Reports say security has been beefed up in and around other religious sites of the district.

Mahabodhi hosts Buddhist temples and attract a large number of pilgrims, especially from Japan, Thailand and Myanmar.

COMMENTS (11)

Prabhjyot Singh Madan | 8 years ago | Reply

Bodhgaya is a sacred site to Buddhists just like amritsar is to me and mecca for Muslims. It has been targeted needlessly. There was no security issues when I went there and paid homage to the trees and had chai with all the monks there. God is watching, these blasts will lower regards for muslims here and the world. Wahabbi , Saudi Islam is spreading like a curse in Bihar.is Mr nitish Kumar watching, Buddhists are the most peaceful people on the planet and I am a Indian sikh defending them. Rab rakha,

Vishal Kaul | 8 years ago | Reply

Islamic terrorism want to destroy every religion and there religious places . They think not about the impact of there terrorist activity on the Muslim who live in non Muslim countries .These so-called Muslims defamed there religion and innocent coreligionist also.

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