Eight blasts rock Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya, Bihar

Gaya (Bihar): Eight blasts today rocked the temple town of Bodhgaya, leaving two monks injured.

While four serial blasts took place inside the Mahabodhi Temple complex at about 5:40 AM, three blast took place at the Terega Monastery. The eighth blast took place near the famous 80-foot statue of Lord Buddha.

DIG Nayyar Husnain Khan said, "The sanctum sanctorum of the Mahabodhi Temple is intact. The identity of the injured monks is yet to be ascertained. They have been rushed to the Magadh hospital for treatment."

 Eight blasts rock Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya, Bihar

Bodh Gaya temple in this file photo. Reuters

Intelligence agencies had tipped off the state government about the possible threat to the Mahabodhi Temple. The state government and district authorities had beefed up security measures following the warning, police sources said.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has rushed to the spot.

PTI

Updated Date: Jul 07, 2013 09:18:43 IST



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