Sept 7, 2011
Terror struck Delhi when a powerful bomb placed in a briefcase ripped through a crowded reception area at the entrance of the Delhi High Court on Wednesday morning, killing 11 people and leaving more than 80 injured. This is the second blast outside Delhi HC since May.
The blast occurred around 10:15 am outside Gate Number 5 close to the reception area where visitors had lined up for entry passes.
A group by the name Harkat-ul-Jihad claimed responsibility for the blast. The mail claimed that the blast was carried out to demand repeal of death sentence of Afzal Guru, a condemned prisoner in 2001 Parliament attack.
Delhi Police has now confirmed to Headlines Today that ammonium nitrate inside an improvised explosive device (IED) was used in the blast. An eyewitness told Headlines Today that he saw a man planting the briefcase and fleeing from the spot, moments before the blast.
This article was posted: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 8:18 am