A medium-intensity bomb placed in a briefcase exploded at around 10.15 am near the reception outside Delhi high court gate number 5 on Wednesday morning. Twelve people were killed and at least 62 others injured. The injured have been taken to AIIMS, RML and Safdarjung hospitals.
The Delhi Police have cordoned off the area which is not far from Parliament and the Prime Minister’s office. Police sources say that it is the first time a briefcase has been used to conceal and carry explosives. The police have released sketches of two suspects based on the descriptions given by eye witnesses.
An e-mail allegedly sent by the Pakistan-based terrorist group Harkat-ul-Jihad Islami (HuJI) claiming responsibility for the blast at the Delhi high court.
Delhi and other metros have been put on high alert.