Terrorists Strike Varanasi, Lucknow, Faizabad; 13 Dead

Terrorists attacked India’s holy city of Varanasi and two other cities Lucknow and Faizabad on Friday killing at least 13 people and injuring dozens others.

All three cities have a very long history of communal tension between Hindus and Muslims.

The bomb attacks happened between 1:10PM-1:25PM local time outside the premises of the courts in the three cities suggesting that it could be related to the decision by some lawyers in the state of Uttar Pradesh not to defend terrorism suspects.

Early reports said several of those killed were lawyers.

The six bombs – three in Varanasi, two in Faizabad and one in Lucknow – were said to have been planted on bicycles.

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