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India: Bomb Blast Outside Delhi High Court Kills Nine

At least nine people have been reported killed and over forty five injured  in a blast outside the Delhi High Court earlier this morning. Apparently the high-intensity bomb was kept in a suitcase, though investigations are on to determine the exact source. Netizens reacted with shock and anger on Twitter.

@adityapatawari – Blast at Delhi High Court! Consistent failure of security agencies! #delhi #blast #india http://goo.gl/fb/Qu4Kt

@adityapatawari: Why there are alerts _after_ the blasts? Can't security agencies be on alert before the blasts and save the day? #delhi #blast #india

@shekharkapur: Reports coming in on a number of dead at high court blast in Delhi, terrible tragedy, once again terror hits India.

@ays7: Bomb blast outside Delhi High Court…..terror strikes again!!

The High Court of Delhi. Image from Flickr by Ramesh Lalwani (CC BY-NC 2.0).

The High Court of Delhi. Image from Flickr by Ramesh Lalwani (CC BY-NC 2.0).

On Twitter, netizens have been posing a lot of questions:

@irfhabib: Govt say no prior input on today's blast.Wasn't May 2011 minor blast enough to wake up the Delhi police?

@falguni: Hearing reports of blasts in Delhi. Why is it becoming a habit to hear this news and the reaction is less intense every time?

@ghazalawahab: Govt condemns the bomb blast at Delhi high court. That's the least it can do, or is it d best tht it can do?

@karthy: If our internal security couldn't protect Delhi from #blast how can they safegaurd other places.

@satyamnish: Delhi Blast again…..horrible when our Gov will learn.

Prayers and opinions have been pouring in:

@jiteshpillaai: A silent prayer for those who lost their lives in the delhi high court bomb blast. Prayers for the bereaved and injured. I'm so sorry.

@ashajkk: Yet another blast in Delhi! Sad and Disgusting!

@testertested: India celebrates its 10th bomb blast of 2011. This time in High court itself. Congrats! Way to go. #Delhi HC #delhiblast #congress

@jnemana: Bomb Blast in Delhi! HM's (Home Minister) address coming up. Hope he announces his Resignation accepting the Govt's incompetence in collecting intelligence.

Bloggers have also swung into action, tweeting, blogging helpline numbers. Still others are requesting people to do their bit by using alternative means of communication for non-emergency purposes today, thereby keeping the phone lines free.

@MihirBijur: If ur in Delhi, the 1st thing u hv 2do is NOT jam phone networks. Use SMS/E-MAIL/FACEBOOK/TWITTER 2communicate. #DelhiBlast PL RT

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