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Bodhi Tree near the Mahabodhi Temple; where Gautama Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment
Location Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya
Date 7 July 2013
5:30 - 6:00 (IST)
Attack type
Bombing
Weapons Crude bombs and cylinder bombs
Non-fatal injuries
5
Suspected perpetrators
Indian Mujahideen
Communist Party of India (Maoist)

On July 7, 2013, nine bombs exploded in and around the Mahabodhi Temple complex. The temple is a UNESCO World heritage site in Bodh Gaya, India. Five people, including two monks, were injured by the blasts. There were many other devices found but did not explode. These were turned off when found.

The vihara was not damaged by the attacks. The holy tree where the Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment was not harmed. There have been arrests made. However, no party have claim responsibility for the attack. International figures from the Dalai Lama to Aung San Suu Kyi have expressed their concern.

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