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Terrorist attack in Indian state of Andhra Pradesh

22 February 2013

According to the Bulgarian Embassy in New Delhi, two high-power bombs were detonated in a crowded market in Dilsukhnagar in the eastern part of Hyderabad, in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, at about 7pm on February 21 2013. Sixteen people were killed and 118 were injured, of whom six are in critical condition. The blasts took place within a space of 15 second, 100 metres from each other. It is believed that the homemade explosive devices were mounted on bicycles.

The blasts in Hyderabad are 11th terrorist act in India after the Mumbai attacks of November 26 2008. The most recent terrorist attack in Hyderabad was in August 2007, when 44 people were killed.

Given the increased threat of new terrorist attacks in India, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends that Bulgarian citizens in India exercise caution and avoid crowded places in large cities.

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