2013 Bodh Gaya blasts
|2013 Bodh Gaya blasts|
|Location||Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya|
|Date||7 July 2013 |
5:30 - 6:00 (IST)
|Weapons||Crude bombs and cylinder bombs|
Communist Party of India (Maoist)
On July 7, 2013, nine bombs exploded in and around the Mahabodhi Temple complex. The temple is a UNESCO World heritage site in Bodh Gaya, India. Five people, including two monks, were injured by the blasts. There were many other devices found but did not explode. These were turned off when found.
The vihara was not damaged by the attacks. The holy tree where the Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment was not harmed. There have been arrests made. However, no party have claim responsibility for the attack. International figures from the Dalai Lama to Aung San Suu Kyi have expressed their concern.
References[change | change source]
- "5 injured in multiple blasts at Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya". The Times of India. 7 July 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
- "2 monks injured as terror strikes Bodh Gaya". The Hindu. July 7, 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2013.