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New Delhi, Feb 21 (EFE).- At least 11 people died and 50 were wounded on Thursday in two explosions in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, police told Efe.

The first explosion occurred about 7 p.m. near two movie theaters at a bus stop in the Dilsukhnagar neighborhood, where a fruit and vegetable market is located.

The second blast took place five minutes later in the same area, according to the police source consulted by Efe.

Some Indian media outlets reported that there had been up to three explosions and 15 deaths.

Authorities do not yet know the cause or motive for the explosions but preliminary indications are that they were terrorist attacks.

In 2007, two almost simultaneous explosions killed 42 people in the worst such attack Hyderabad - a city of 7 million people that is the capital of Andhra Pradesh state and a hub of India's information technology sector - had ever seen.

India regularly suffers terrorist attacks, which are generally committed by radical Islamic and Hindu groups.

On Feb. 9, Indian authorities executed Afzal Guru, a Kashmiri, whom security forces had linked with a 2001 attack on the Indian Parliament, and since then several armed groups have been threatening to carry out retaliatory attacks.

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