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New Delhi Calm After Coordinated Bomb Attacks

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India's capital New Delhi is calm as police search for clues into the deadly string of bombings that killed at least 21 people and wounded about 100 others.

Many shops are open on Sunday at the crowded markets that were the scenes of Saturday's five coordinated explosions. Authorities say they have evidence that the bombs had timing devices and were planted in trash bins and vehicles.

Police say they have found and defused four other bombs, and have detained several people in connection with the blasts.

An Islamic militant group, Indian Mujahedeen, claimed responsibility for the attacks in an e-mail sent to local news stations. The little-known group has also claimed responsibility for a wave of bombings in July.

India's Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta says high-level government and security officials held an emergency meeting today to discuss national security.


A controversial Hindu nationalist, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, says he warned the prime minister earlier this month that terrorists captured in the western state of Gujarat had revealed plans to target the nation's capital.

Local media reports quote government officials as saying Modi gave no such warning.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh condemned the attacks, while New Delhi's mayor Aarti Mehra has appealed for calm.

In the meantime , our stringer in Kolkata says that the Indian state of West Bengal too is in high alert following the blasts in Delhi on Saturday.



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