Eight Dead, 61 Hurt As Explosions Rock New Delhi

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least eight people are dead and more than 60 injured after a series of explosions rocked New Delhi today.

The mayor says as many as seven blasts went off, but authorities are still investigating.

Police say the blasts appear to be coordinated. A Muslim militant group has claimed responsibility.

Two of the explosions occurred just 300 yards apart in the city’s central business district. One went off by a metro station entrance on a major road. A police officer at the scene says a bomb appeared to have been left inside a trash can. The sidewalk was covered with scattered garbage, broken glass and a bright red pool of blood.

A store clerk who was nearby when he heard an explosion, says people “heard the bomb and they just started running.”