11:53 am, Fri 22 Feb 2013
India had warnings of a security threat days before
, killing 16, according to the home minister. two bombs went off in a market in Hyderabad
Two bombs placed on bicycles exploded in a crowded market-place in Hyderabad.
Credit: REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder
Bombs planted on bicycles exploded in a major IT centre in
India yesterday with 117 left wounded by the attack.
Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said the government had been warned of an unspecified threat: "A general alert was given in the past two to three days to the whole country. And that's all."
The main political opposition in
India, called for a one-day strike in Hyderabad to protest against the attack.
6:35 pm, Thu 21 Feb 2013
The Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire has said he is "appalled to hear of the bomb attacks in India."
Having just spent three days with the Prime Minister seeing the optimism and opportunities across India, these attacks are a shocking reminder of the terrorist threat this country faces.
I condemn this cowardly act of terror and, as agreed between the Prime Minister and Prime Minister Singh, the UK will continue to work closely with India to tackle the threat of terrorism wherever it occurs.
5:00 pm, Thu 21 Feb 2013
The Foreign Office has advised against all travel to the Hyderabad area following the twin blasts.
It also advises British nationals to "exercise caution" since there is a "high threat from terrorism throughout India".
4:58 pm, Thu 21 Feb 2013
Police have begun investigating and collecting evidence at the sites of two explosions in Hyderabad, India.
A government minister said the bombs were loaded onto two bicycles around 150m apart.
Watch: Aftermath of Hyderabad twin bombings
Police examine the site of an explosion in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad
Credit: REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder
Investigating officers inspect the site of one of the explosions
Firefighters extinguish a fire at the site of one of the explosions
4:43 pm, Thu 21 Feb 2013
This video shows the aftermath of two blasts in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad which killed at least 11 people.
Police can be seen trying to collect evidence in plastic bags among the crowd.
4:09 pm, Thu 21 Feb 2013
The blasts took place in a busy area of Hyderabad close to a large fruit and vegetable market, according to local reports.
Local TV images appear to show the facades of shops destroyed
Police and citizens survey the aftermath of one of the blasts
Local TV image appears to show motorcycles damaged in one of the blasts
4:05 pm, Thu 21 Feb 2013
India's Federal Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said the bombs were attached to two bicycles about 150m (500 feet) apart, the Associated Press reports.
He said eight people died in one explosion and three in the other.
Read: Report: Blasts took place at bus stand and cinema
3:47 pm, Thu 21 Feb 2013
India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has condemned the attacks on Hyderabad and appealed for calm in the city.
3:28 pm, Thu 21 Feb 2013
The possible sites of the blasts: Dilsukhngar bus station (top) and the Konark Cinema in Hyderabad
Credit: Google Maps
The blasts occurred outside the Konark Cinema and a bus stand in the Dilsukhnagar area of the city, according to local news station NDTV.
The two sites appear to be just across a busy road from each other in a heavy built-up area.