Bihar: Series of blasts inside Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya; two injured

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Bihar: Two people have been injured in a series of blasts in Mahabodhi temple in Bihar’s Bodhgaya district. The first blast took place shortly after 5 am, followed by four more successive explosions inside the temple complex.

Another bomb was reportedly found near the temple, and was defused.


Reports say the blasts were of low-intensity and there has been no damage to the temple shrine.

“We were doing our daily rituals in the temple when we heard a big explosion,” said an eyewitness.

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There were not too many people inside the temple. The injured, reportedly a Buddhist monk and a pilgrim, have been rushed to a hospital.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is expected to visit the area later today.


The temple premises have been cordoned off. Reports say security has been beefed up in and around other religious sites of the district.


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