2008 Bangalore serial blasts

2008 Bangalore serial blasts occurred on 25 July 2008 in Bangalore. A series of nine bombs exploded in which two people were killed and 20 injured. According to the Bangalore City Police, the blasts were caused by low-intensity crude bombs triggered by timers.

The Times of India has reported that either the banned organization Students Islamic Movement of India or the militant organization Lashkar-e-Toiba could be behind these blasts. The Intelligence Bureau is not ruling out the involvement of these organisations, however the police maintain that it is too early to attribute blame to anyone.

It was initially reported that three blasts took place at around 1:30 PM IST. Later reports indicated that four low-intensity blasts occurred: One at Nayandahalli (1:30 PM IST), two in Madiwala (at 1:50 PM IST), and the last in Adugodi (2:10 PM). Other blasts were reported from areas including the Mallya hospital, Langford Road and Richmond Circle. The Madiwala blast took place at a check post, behind The Forum, a popular shopping mall in Bangalore.

It has been reported that gelatin sticks were used in the bombs. Police indicated that all bombs had timer devices attached to them and that mobile phones were used to trigger the bombs. The blasts were low-intensity but occurred in crowded areas.There was another Bomb found on the 26th July 2008 in Bangalore near Koramangala Forum Mall which was defused successfully by the Bomb Detection Squad.

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