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India mosque bombing injures 13

India mosque bombing injures 13

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NEW DELHI - Two bombs shook New Delhi's main mosque Friday shortly before worshippers gathered for evening prayers, sending terrified people running through the ornate 17th century complex, officials said. At least 13 people were injured.

The explosions came the same day that a series of apparently coordinated gre-nade attacks by suspected separatist rebels left a bloody trail through the streets of Srinagar, the main city in violence-racked Indian Kashmir, killing five people and injuring 30 more.

The twin blasts at the Jama Masjid, the imposing red sandstone complex that is the heart of New Delhi's crowded old city, came about an hour before evening prayers.

"People were walking around and suddenly - boom! - there was a bomb," said Mohammed Salaudi, who was inside the mosque when the first explosion took place.

No one claimed responsibility for the bombings.

Police put New Delhi on high alert, stepping up security at the mosque and across the city, said Sheila Dikshit, New Delhi's top elected official.


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