Police in India say at
least two people have been killed and more than 12 others wounded in a series
of explosions that rocked Bangalore (Friday).
Officials in the southern city say there were at least seven explosions within
15 minutes. They say a blast at a bus stop killed one woman.
Bangalore Police Commissioner Shankar Bidri says most of the blasts appear to
have been triggered by explosive gelatin sticks with timers. Investigators say
the devices were crude, loaded with nuts and bolts, and had the explosive power
of one or two grenades.
Soon after the blasts, many schools, shopping centers and information
technology companies closed for the day.
The Indian government also raised the state of alert for the capital, New
Delhi, and the western city of Mumbai.
No one has taken responsibility for today's explosions, but similar blasts in
other Indian cities have been blamed on Islamic militants.