En bombe gikk av utenfor indisk høyesteretts lokaler onsdag og drepte minst ni og såret 61. Antallet ventes å stige.
Bomben var gjemt i en håndveske.
It was the second explosion outside the court complex in four months.
Wednesday’s explosion took place on a particularly busy day at the court. The briefcase was placed in front of the Gate No. 5, used by litigants and lawyers.
Officials fear the death toll will rise.
«Whatever we could gather from the blast investigations is that it is an IED (improvised explosive device) with ammonium nitrate. We are working with the Delhi Police to get details,» National Security Guard Director Gen. Rajen Medhekar told reporters.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
The blast took place about 10:15 a.m., after the court opened and shortly before cases usually begin.
Wednesdays are dubbed «public interest litigation» days at the court, when many members of the public arrive to put cases before judges.