Sunday, October 30, 2005
Delhi blasts update
NDTV reports that the number of dead in the serial blasts that shook Delhi this evening has risen to 65, with scores injured. The injured are being treated at several hospitals, namely Lady Hardinge, Ram Manohar Lohia, AIIMS, and others. It is still not certain who is behind the attacks, though, as mentioned in my evening post, the needle of suspicion points towards Lashkar-e-Taiba. A high-level emergency meeting was convened by the HomeMinister to review the security scenario. Red alerts have been declared in Delhi and Mumbai, ahead of Diwali on Nov 1. The Prime Minister is not in Delhi at the moment and is reviewing the situaton from Kolkata. For his and Sonia Gandhi's statements, please visit the link.