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Terror strikes UP courts: 15 killed

November 23, 2007
Terror struck Uttar Pradesh on Friday when militants triggered near-simultaneous blasts in court premises in Varanasi, Faizabad and Lucknow killing 15 people, four of them lawyers, and injuring over 80.

Six bombs -- three in Varansi, two in Faizabad and one in Lucknow -- some planted on cycles, went off within a span of 15 minutes in the crowded court complexes between 1310 hours and 1325 hours.

Ammonium Nitrate and timer devices were used in triggering the blasts in Lucknow and Varanasi, sources said.

Image: Policemen and onlookers gather at the blast site inside the Varanasi civil court premises.
Photographs: Getty Images

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