Blast kills at least one, injures several in New Delhi market

An explosion ripped through a busy market in India's capital on Saturday, killing at least one and injuring twelve, a senior police official said. The bombing comes just two weeks after deadly serial blasts rocked the Indian capital.


An explosion hit a market in the Indian capital Saturday, injuring at least 12 people, and coming two weeks after deadly bomb blasts in New Delhi, police and media reports said.

The Press Trust of India quoted an unnamed police official as saying the latest blast was a bomb, but Delhi police spokesman Rajan Bhagat said police were still investigating to determine the cause of the explosion.

"We are just checking the report of the explosion," Bhagat told AFP.

The blast took place in the congested Mehrauli market in the southern part of the city when afternoon shoppers were out in full force buying for the upcoming festival season.

Television footage showed blood and broken glass littering the streets.

"My brother has taken five people to hospital," one unidentified man at the site told reporters.

The blast took place two weeks after the bomb blasts in New Delhi blamed on Islamic militants that killed 24 people and injured at least 100.

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