Blast at Famed Indian Sufi Shrine

October 11, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

At least two people have been killed in an explosion in one of India's most popular Muslim shrines west of the capital, Delhi, officials say.

It took place in the city of Ajmer, the site of a major Sufi shrine, as thousands of [worshipers] gathered for prayers during Ramadan.

Officials say at least 14 people have been injured, some seriously.

It is not clear what caused the explosion. Police have been deployed at the site.

The blast happened on one of the holiest days in the Muslim calendar, just days before the festival of Eid, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.