10 die in mosque blast in Hy­der­abad

Los Angeles Times - - The World -

A bomb killed 10 peo­ple at a his­toric mosque in the south­ern city of Hy­der­abad, In­dia, and four more died in sub­se­quent clashes be­tween wor­shipers and se­cu­rity forces, po­lice said.

The bomb­ing, which also wounded 35, and the clashes raised fears of wider Hindu-Mus­lim vi­o­lence in the city.

Min­utes af­ter the blast at the 17th cen­tury Mecca Masjid, wor­shipers an­gered by what they said was a lack of po­lice pro­tec­tion hurled stones at of­fi­cers, who dis­persed them with trun­cheons and tear gas.

Mus­lims later clashed with se­cu­rity forces in at least three parts of the city, po­lice said. Of­fi­cers said they fired guns and tear gas, killing four peo­ple.

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