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Bomb Blasts Kill 65 in Western India

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Indian police say a series of bombs has ripped through a crowded city in western India, killing at least 65 people and injuring at least 200 others.

Police say seven separate bombs exploded over a period of 12 minutes on Tuesday in the tourist city of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan state. They say the blasts took place during the busy evening rush hour near a Hindu temple in the old, walled city as well as several crowded markets.

Rajasthan's police chief, Director General A.S. Gill, described the blasts as a terrorist attack.

The state's chief minister, Vasundhara Raje told reporters today that she will not tolerate terrorism in Rajasthan. But she declined to comment further before inspecting the scene of the devastation.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has condemned the bombings and appealed for calm.

No one has claimed responsibility for the bombings.

India's Home Ministry says it has told all state governments to increase security arrangements. Officials have placed two of India's largest cities, New Delhi and Mumbai, on high alert.

India has faced a number of bombings in recent years. Two explosions last year in Hyderabad killed 43 people. Two years ago, seven bombings struck Mumbai's commuter rail network, killing nearly 200 people.

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