A blast went off near a government official’s home in India’s Uttar Pradesh. Sources say he is in critical condition.
An explosion injured a provincial minister in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on Monday. The blast came from a motorbike parked near his home. His security guard and a journalist were also hurt.
Police say the minister, Nand Gopal Gupta, was injured as he stepped outside to visit a nearby temple for prayers in his hometown in Allahabad.
[Brij Lal, Police Officer]: (Male, Hindi)
"After meeting visitors at his residence, he was going to a nearby temple for prayers along with one of his guards, a motorcycle parked on the way exploded. Two motorcycles and mopeds were damaged."
Sources say both are in a critical condition.