Article published on the 2008-05-14 Latest update 2008-05-16 08:25 TU
RFI correspondent in Delhi Vickram Roy said that there had been an initial confusion about the body count, which is expected to go up in the coming days.
"Some 20 per cent of those injured are also greviously hurt, and their chance of survival is rather slim," he said.
14/05/2008 by Alexandra Brangeon
After the seven blasts, an unexploded bomb attached to a bicycle was discovered shortly after the blasts and defused by police.
Police have imposed an eight-hour curfew Wednesday morning in an attempt to stifle any violent reprisals between ethnic groups.
Fears that the blasts were motivated by sectarian rivalry and were stoked by the fact that two of the bombs exploded near a Hindu temple and a religious school.
Violence between Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs have clashed violently on several occasions in India's history. The junior Home Minister Shriprakash Jaiswal said that the attacks were definitely perpetrated by terrorists, and claimed that they had foreign connections, without naming a country or organisation.
Police have are questioning four suspects.