Serial blasts rock Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya; terror attack, Centre says

(I am informed that this is one of the most significant places in Buddhism, as it was the place where The Buddha reached enlightenment. This could be said to be equivalent of the church of the Nativity being destroyed)

Times of India

, TNN | Jul 7, 2013, 10.10 AM IST
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Serial blasts rock Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya

Serial blasts rock Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya

GAYA: Nine serial explosions rocked the Mahabodhi Temple complex in Bodh Gaya on Sunday morning, leaving at least five people injured.

Union home secretary Anil Goswami confirmed that the Bodh Gaya blasts were a terror attack.

According to Gaya Police, the blasts took place in quick succession between 5.30 am and 6 am in the temple complex and near the Mahabodhi tree.

While four blasts took place inside the Mahabodhi Temple complex, three occurred in Karmapa monastery, one each near near the 80-ft Buddha statue and at the bus stand near bypass, DIG Magadh range Nayyer Hussnain Khan said.

Arvind Singh, a member of Mahabodhi Temple Management Commitee said two other bombs, one near the 80 feet statue and one at bus stand have been defused.

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2 Replies to “Serial blasts rock Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya; terror attack, Centre says”

  1. The war is intensifying. Now we can see what kind of coverage it gets in the mainstream media.

    Will Hollywood (Richard Gere and others) speak out? they spoke out against the Beijing in Tibet.
    You would think they would speak about the persecution of Buddhists in Burma, India & Sri Lanka. But not so much. Beijing never ordered hit squads to assassinate them, but Muslims will.

    This whole Islamic war against Buddhists and Hindus puts everything into context. It would put a stake thru the heart of the lie form the left that this Islamic terror is all caused by the Crusades or original sin of the West or Christianity or whatever they can throw against the wall.

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