19 injured in Ahmedabad serial blasts

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Ahmedabad, July 26 : At least 19 people were injured when serial blasts rocked different parts of Ahmedabad on Saturday evening.

While reports from Ahmedabad said that there were six explosions, the State Government confirmed three blasts.

According to television reports, the first blast took place at 6.45 p.m. at Mani Nagar Chowk. The other blasts took place at Bapu Nagar, Saranpur Bridge, Sardar Patel Bazaar, Ishaanpur and Raipur.

Mani Nagar is the constituency of Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

According to preliminary investigative reports, the bombs were found in tiffins that were planted on bicycles.

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has condemned this cowardly act.

According to the Government, the blasts were of high intensity.

Meanwhile, a high alert has been sounded across the country, but particularly in Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Delhi.

A Union Home Ministry spokesperson said he would comment only after full details were received from Ahmedabad.

On Friday, eight bomb blasts rocked Bangalore, leaving two dead and 20 injured. On Saturday, a ninth unexploded bomb was found in Bangalore's Koramangala area.

ANI

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