'Terror strike in Bodh Gaya is very unfortunate': Salman Khurshid

Jaipur, July 7 : External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday termed the terror attack in the temple town of Bodh Gaya as extremely unfortunate.

Khurshid, however, said that he would comment on the incident only after getting all details.

"We don't have precise information on what occurred there, but whatever has happened is very unfortunate. It is very sad that someone would commit such a dastardly act in a place of peace and worship. We will discuss this matter when we have more information on the events," he said.

Eight serial explosions rocked the internationally renowned temple town of Bodhgaya, including four in the Mahabodhi Temple complex, injuring two monks in the blasts suspected to be engineered by some terrorist organisation.

While four blasts took place inside the Mahabodhi temple complex, three occurred in Karmapa monastery, one each near the 80-ft Buddha statue and at the bus stand near bypass. The blasts took place between 5:30 to 5:58 a.m.

Teams from the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and National Security Guards (NSG) are presently at the blasts site.

An alert has been issued in the entire state with additional security forces being deployed at all religious places.

--ANI (Posted on 07-07-2013)

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