Terrorists Bomb Mahabodhi Buddhist Temple; Coordinated 8 Bomb Attack – Two Injured (Video)
Suspected terrorists bombed the the Mahabodhi Temple complex in Bodh Gaya on Sunday, one of Buddhism’s holiest sites. Two people were injured in the blasts inside the Mahabodhi temple in the Bihar’s Bodhgaya district.
Islamists had warned about an attack on the Temple months ago.
The Times of India reported:
Nine serial explosions rocked the Mahabodhi Temple complex in Bodh Gaya on Monday, leaving at least five people injured.
Union home secretary Anil Goswami confirmed that the Bodh Gaya blasts were a terror attack.
According to Gaya Police, the blasts took place in quick succession between 5.30 am and 6 am in the temple complex and near the Mahabodhi tree.
While four blasts took place inside the Mahabodhi Temple complex, three occurred in Karmapa monastery, one each near near the 80-ft Buddha statue and at the bus stand near bypass, DIG Magadh range Nayyer Hussnain Khan said.
Arvind Singh, a member of Mahabodhi Temple Management Commitee said two other bombs, one near the 80 feet statue and one at bus stand have been defused.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and DGP Abhyanand have left for Bodh Gaya by road.
The two injured tourists, including a national of Myanmar and another of Tibet, are being treated at hospital, police said.
Additional director general of police (Law and Order) SK Bhardwaj said prima facie it seems the serial blasts have been done by some terrorist organisation.
The ADG said that there was a general alert about possibility of terrorist attacks in Bihar and the state police had tightened security.