At least 15 people were feared killed and over 50 others injured in a series of blasts that rocked the Indian city of Hyderabad Thursday evening.
Three blasts were reported in quick succession starting 7.01 pm in the Dilsukh Nagar area of the city near a crowded bus stop, police said.
The Home Secretary of India, however, confirmed only two blasts and feared the death toll could rise.
The explosion sites in Hyderabad — the capital city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh — are also close to two movie theatres.
The locality is said to be very crowded and hosts a fruit market. This is the old area of the city. The place is said to have been filled with people at the time of blasts.
All the 15 bodies were kept in the local Osmania Hospital.
As per reports, the explosives were been kept in tiffin boxes on bicycles.
Maharashtra ATS team has rushed to Hyderabad.
The blasts are being linked to the recent hanging of Afzal Guru, the prime accused in the 2001 parliament attack case.
Speaking to the media, Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde admitted the state government did have intelligence information that some disruptive activities could take place in the country.