Hyderabad, Saturday , August 25, 2007.
Two blasts at two places in Hyderabad on Saturday evening shocked the whole nation. At least 36 people died and 40 were injured in these blasts which occurred at around 1930 hrs india time. The first at Lumbini Park on Necklace Road near the state Secretariat and the second at famous Gokul Chat shop in Koti. The two places are eight km apart, and blast happened in a difference of 5 mins.
More than two dozen people at Gokul Chat and six at Lumbini Park affected, Several hundred people had gathered at an auditorium in Lumbini Park for a laser show off the Hussain Sagar Lake. State Home Minister K Jana Reddy said around 500 people were in the auditorium when the blast ripped through the middle row of seats.
Central security agencies said that banned Harkat-ul-Jehadi Islami (Huji) militant outfit of Bangladesh was possibly behind the twin blast in. Sources said that there could be similarities between the explosives used in Mecca masjid blast in Hyderabad in May this year and Saturday night's explosion.
It was suspected that Shahid and Bilal, who were the masterminds of the the Mecca masjid blast were also behind Saturday's explosion.
Shahid is reported to be Karachi and is instrumental in bringing people for arms training from Hyderabad.
CBI has already procured a red-corner notice from interpol against Shahid.
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More on 18 May 2007 blasts : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/18_May_2007_Hyderabad_Bombing