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In pictures: Ahmedabad blast

A cycle lies at the site of a blast in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, on Saturday

At least 38 people are now known to have been killed by a series of bomb explosions in the city of Ahmedabad, in the western Indian state of Gujarat, police have said.

Shoes in a puddle outside a hospital targeted by the bombers

Officials say there were 17 blasts within an hour, targeting residential areas, public transport, market places, and hospitals where the injured were being treated.

People look at the site of an explosion in Ahmadabad

It is thought the explosions were caused by crudely-made devices hidden in boxes and on bicycles.

A TV grab from an Indian news channel shows a bus damaged by a blast in Ahmedabad

TV footage showed the side of a bus damaged by a bomb, with its windows shattered and roof blown off.

A policeman holds out ball-bearings at the site of a blast in Ahmedabad

Many of the victims were hit by flying ball-bearings and other shrapnel packed into the bombs.

Relatives of victims wait outside a hospital

Local media reports say a little-known Islamist group called the Indian Mujahideen has claimed responsibility.

A policeman inspects a sack near the site of an explosion

A BBC correspondent in Ahmedabad says many people are not leaving their houses because of fear of further attacks.




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