Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has vowed to defeat those responsible for bomb
attacks that killed at least 45 people and wounded 160 others in Ahmedabad.
Mr. Singh and Congress Party leader Sonia Gandhi met wounded bomb survivors in
the western city (Monday).
Speaking at a bomb-hit hospital, Mr. Singh said the "terrorist"
attacks aimed to destroy India's social fabric and communal harmony.
A group called the "Indian Mujahedin" has claimed responsibility for
the 16 coordinated explosions that rocked Ahmedabad, in Gujarat state,
In an email, the group said it was seeking revenge for Gujarat. It was an
apparent reference to sectarian riots in which Hindu mobs killed about
two-thousand mostly Muslim people six years ago.
Police are questioning several people, including a member of the banned
Students' Islamic Movement of India, which was linked to the riots.