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India warned of bombings

India had warnings of a security threat days before two bombs went off in a market in Hyderabad, killing 16, the country's interior minister has said.

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India received security warnings ahead of bombings

India had warnings of a security threat days before two bombs went off in a market in Hyderabad, killing 16, according to the home minister.

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.

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