Monday, August 27, 2007

Moving away from THE WEEK THAT WAS some in-depth articles this week.


Terrorism has once again raised its ugly head. Hyderabad was rocked by two powerful blasts on August 25, 2007. The explosions occurred in the evening at Lumbini Park and an area near the Hussain Sagar Lake. Close to 45 people have died so far and many more are fighting for their lives in various hospitals.

A laser show was going on in the park when one bomb exploded, the other bomb exploded near Gokul Chat Bhandar, a famous eatery. The Andhra Pradesh government has announced a compensation of Rs. 5 lakhs each to the families of those who were killed in the blasts.

Reports have also been received that a bomb was diffused in Venkatadiri theatre, and a couple of more bombs were discovered in other areas. It seems that the bombing was planned in a sequence similar to the horrific 1993 Bombay Blasts.

A powerful and advanced explosive Neo gel was used to make the bomb that was set to a timer device. Close on the heels of the bombings Rs. 2.5 crores in counterfeit money was seized in Hyderabad, and a man was arrested on August 26, 2007 in Nagpur, in connection with the blasts.

My heartfelt condolences to the families of the people who died in the blasts.

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