Bomb at Muslim shrine in India kills three

Click here: Guardian.co.uk –  Bomb at Muslim shrine in India kills three

Three worshippers at India’s most important Muslim shrine were reportedly killed today in a bomb attack on the eve of the end of the Ramadan fasting month.The blast occurred in the courtyard of the Ajmer Sharif dargah, or shrine, in the desert state of Rajasthan. More than twenty people were believed to have been injured, half a dozen seriously.

…”We had no intelligence warnings about a bomb but police and paramilitaries were present,” said Kanhaiya Lal, a police officer. “There were security measures in place.” The shrine, which contains the tomb of the 12th century Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisty, is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Muslims in the region. Both Pakistan’s General Musharraf and Benazir Bhutto have visited the shrine, which has its roots in a quiet, mystical Islam.

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