Hyderabad, Feb 22: Twin blasts in Hyderabad rocked the country on Thursday, Feb 21. At least 16 people were killed and over 100 people were injured.
According to sources, Union Home Ministry earlier on Thursday morning had alerted Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu governments warning them of probable attacks by terrorists.
Home Ministry officials informed that the alerts were also sent to all states on Feb 19 and 20, that Pakistan-based terrorist groups may carry out attacks in a major city to avenge the hanging of 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab and Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.
See photographs which speak the reality of destruction following the blasts:
Hyd blasts: Aam-aadmi becomes messiah for victims
People rush a victim of the bomb blast to a hospital in Hyderabad on Thursday.
Hyderabad blasts & destruction
People search for survivors of bomb blast at Dilsukhnagar in Hyderabad on Thursday.
Hyderabad blasts: Injured admitted to Hospital
An injured, victim of bomb blast, receives treatment at a hospital in Hyderabad on Thursday.
Injured being treated in hospital
Iinjured, victims of bomb blast, receive treatment at a hospital in Hyderabad on Thursday.
Too little too late: Investigations post Hyd Blasts
Investigating agencies collecting samples a day after the twin blast occurred at Dilsukhnagar in Hyderabad on Friday.
Security beefed up in Mumbai
Police officers keep vigil on a road after security was enhanced in Mumbai following twin explosions in Hyderabad, on Thursday.
CM meets victims at hospital
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy visits the injured victims of bomb blast at a Hospital in Hyderabad on Friday.
CM visits blasts sites in Hyderabad
Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Kiran Kumar Reddy visits bomb blast site in Hyderabad on Thursday.
Hyd blasts: Search for survivors on
People search for survivors of bomb blasts at Dilsukhnagar in Hyderabad on Thursday.