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Hyderabad blasts: Shinde says, only general alert was received from intelligence

Hyderabad, Feb 22 : Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde today visited the twin bomb blasts site at Dilsukhnagar here even as the toll in the attack rose to 16. Shinde, who reached Hyderabad by a special

PTI [ Updated: February 22, 2013 13:00 IST ]
hyderabad blasts shinde says only general alert was
hyderabad blasts shinde says only general alert was received from intelligence

Hyderabad, Feb 22 : Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde today visited the twin bomb blasts site at Dilsukhnagar here even as the toll in the attack rose to 16.


 

Shinde, who reached Hyderabad by a special flight this morning, drove straight to Dilsukhnagar and went around the blast site.

Speaking to reporters, investigation have begun and the state government has appointed a probe team, he said.

Replying to a query about inputs suggesting that a blast might take place in Hyderabad, he said there was no specific alert and only a general alert was issued to the states.

To another query about the involvement of group in the blast, he said such things can't be said at the moment.

The Minister, who was accompanied by Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and Union Home Secretary N K Singh, inspected the fast food centre where the bicycle bomb killed at least eight persons on the spot.

He then went to the bus shelter about 150 meters away where the second blast killed another six people and left many injured.

Shinde also spoke with officials of the National  Investigating Agency and enquired about the clues gathered from the scene.

The Union Minister later visited some hospitals where the injured persons were undergoing treatment.

Director General of Police V Dinesh Reddy briefed the Union Home Minister about the two blasts.

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