India’s big cities remain on high alert, after Saturday’s multiple bombings in Muslim-dominated Ahmedabad in the west, and southern Bangalore.
In those centres, close to 50 people were killed in a series of timed explosions, and more than 100 people were wounded. A group called the “Indian Mujahideen” claimed responsibility. Police say they found two more unexploded bombs in Surat on Sunday.
Some analysts say local Muslim groups are increasingly turning to violence after years of playing a minor role in the rise of global Islamist militancy. Some 150 million Muslims are a poor and often neglected minority among India’s more than one billion, mostly Hindu population.