February 21, 2013

Bike Bombs Kill 13, Injures 80 in India


Terror returned to Hyderabad after five years with two massive explosions triggered by tiffin-carrier bombs planted on cycles in the crowded Dilsukhnagar locality, leaving 13 people dead and more than 80 injured.
A tiffin-carrier is like an old fashioned lunch box. It looks kind of like a large thermos, but inside are different little containers for different food items.

So, the bombs don't seem like they could have been that big. It was crowd size and location that led to so many fatalities.

Just how bad has India had it?

This is the 11th terror strike in India since the November 26, 2008 attack in Mumbai. Altogether, 60 people were killed in these attacks across five cities. The last terror attack in Hyderabad in August 2007 had killed 44.
That's 11 just in the past 5 years.

Our prayers are with the Indians.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:52 PM | Comments |