13 bombs were planted in Mahabodhi temple complex: Shinde

Jul 08, 2013, 14:39 IST | Agencies

As many as 13 bombs were planted inside the Mahabodhi temple complex in Bodh Gaya of which ten had exploded injuring two monks, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said today.

"Today, I have the information of 10 blasts. A total of 13 bombs were placed there. I will not go into details where they were kept and all. Two persons have been injured-- 50-year-old Dorji and Bala Sanga (30)," Shinde told reporters here. 

Shinde was speaking on the sidelines of a function for inauguration of a hospital of Central Reserve Police Force in Talegaon, about 100 kilometers from Pune.

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde. File pic

Ten serial blasts had rocked the Bodh Gaya temple town yesterday with the world famous Mahabodhi temple facing the brunt of the terror attack as four blasts took place in shrine premises.

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