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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 78

Seven killed, scores injured in nine blasts in Srinagar and

[b]Seven killed, scores injured in nine blasts in Srinagar and Delhi[/b]

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

[b]New Delhi , 15 April ( [/b]Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi, the national capital were rocked by blasts that claimed seven lives and left scores injured on Friday. A red alert has been sounded at sensitive towns and cities across India with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, leader of the Opposition L K Advani and Congress party Chief Sonia Gandhi appealing to people to remain calm as today was the first Friday after Prophet Mohammad's birthday. And the day also happened to be Good Friday.

The Delhi blasts took place at the 17 th century mosque, Jamamasjid, built by Mughal emperor Shahjahan. The Masjid is bang opposite the historic Red Fort from where ceremonially every year on the Independence Day, the national flag is unfurled by the prime minister. The blasts have not caused any damage to the Masjid, said Jama Masjid spokesman Amanullah. This was confirmed by the Interior Minister Shiv Raj Patil, and Delhi chief minister Sheila Dixit who visited the Masjid after the blasts.

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