Bodh Gaya blasts: Narendra Modi terms the act "cowardly"

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New Delhi, July 7: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said the serial blasts in Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya district in Bihar is a "cowardly attack".

"Cowardly attack on Mahabodhi temple is a matter of great sadness for the people of India and the Buddhist community around the world," Modi tweeted.

Mahabodhi temple blast cowardly attack: Modi

At least two Buddhist monks were injured early Sunday in multiple blasts at Bihar's 1,500-year-old Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya district, police said.

The blasts did not cause any casualty or damage to the temple and the Bodhi tree under which Buddha attained enlightenment, a police officer said.

The temple at Bodh Gaya was built at the spot where the Buddha attained enlightenment over 2,500 years ago. It was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2002.


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