Tue, 09 Jul 2013 09:00:00 GMT | By PTI

More than two terrorists planted bombs in Bodhgaya: Investigators

Official sources said the investigators were scanning the footage of CCTV installed in the complex to locate those who were carrying the bombs - possibly in bags or cartons - but the quality of pictures were not of much help in identifying the persons involved


More than two terrorists planted bombs in Bodhgaya: Investigators (© Reuters)

New Delhi: Investigators probing the Bodhgaya serial blasts at Mahabodhi temple believe that at least three to four terrorists visited the complex to plant the 13 bombs as each explosive might have weighed four to five kg with cylinder.

Official sources said the investigators were scanning the footage of CCTV installed in the complex to locate those who were carrying the bombs - possibly in bags or cartons - but the quality of pictures were not of much help in identifying the persons involved. "At least three to four people must have carried the bombs. But so far, their pictures are not visible in the CCTV footage. The task of scanning the footage is continuing," a source said.

Sources said since the bombs exploded early in the morning when there were very few pilgrims around, the perpetrators might have wanted to convey the message that they can carry out a bigger attack whenever they want to and do that in an elaborate manner.

Since Bodhgaya is frequented by around 3,000 foreign visitors and a few hundred Indians every day, it was extremely difficult for the security agencies to monitor movement of outsiders in the town.

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