One killed, seven injured in serial blasts in Bangalore

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Bangalore, Jul 25 (UNI) One woman was killed and seven others injured in a serial bomb blasts which rocked the city this afternoon even as the BJP government in Karnataka suspected a conspiracy to destabilise the newly formed government in the state.

Seven blasts, though low in intensity, shook the people of the city IT capital readying themselves for a weekend. The bombs using timers and wrapped with nuts and bolts to increase the intensity, went off one after the other in seven places within a span of 60 minutes. This included North-East, leading to IT district of Electronic City and Central parts of the city.

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, speaking to newspersons after holding an emergency cabinet meeting described the blasts as 'a cowardly act of destructive forces which wants to spoil peace and tranquillity in the city'.

Stating that it looked like a plot against his government, he said, "I am shocked at the blasts and these need to be condemned strongly".

Narrating the incident the Chief Minister said that one woman was killed and seven others were injured in nine blasts at seven places. The first bomb went off behind a bus shelter in Madiwala police station limit around 1320 hours killing the woman Sudha and seriously injuring her husband Ravi. The blasts occurred thereafter at Adugodi, R V Road, Rajaram Mohan Roy Circle, Nayandahalli, Pantharpalya and Richmond Circle.

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