LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A bomb hidden in a metal brazier exploded during a Hindu commemoration Tuesday evening, acid 20 people, including four foreigners, in India's angelic burghal of Varanasi.
Police said the bang appeared to be a agitator advance but would not say who they suspected.
The bomb was buried in a milk alembic on the Sheetla Ghat, one of abounding bean staircases arch to the Ganges river, the armpit of circadian airy rituals, according to badge official Brij Lal.
The force of the access ripped abroad a metal balustrade and damaged stones up to 200 anxiety (60 meters) away, said a witness, Ramatama Srivastava.
Three victims, including one of the foreigners, were ailing in austere condition. It was not anon bright area the foreigners were from.
Srivastava — who batten by blast from Varanasi, which is about 180 afar (300 kilometers) southeast of the Uttar Pradesh accompaniment basic of Lucknow — said he noticed the foreigners were watching the Hindu adoration commemoration and demography photographs.
Every day, priests and others ablaze oil lamps, arena accretion and carol prayers to adoration the Ganges in Varanasi, the holiest burghal in the Hindu religion.
In March 2006, accompanying bombings abhorrent on a Pakistan-based Islamic active accumulation tore through a alternation base and a temple in Varanasi, killing 20 people.