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Briefcase bomb explodes near Delhi High Court

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Medical attendants rush a wounded blast victim to the trauma center at the RML Hospital in New Delhi, India, on Sept. 7, following a bomb blast at the Delhi High Court.

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Police secure the scene of a blast outside the High Court in New Delhi on Sept. 7.

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A policeman carries a wounded blast victim at the RML Hospital in New Delhi on Sept. 7.

msnbc.com news services report from NEW DELHI:

An explosion near a crowded gate to the High Court in New Delhi killed at least nine people on Wednesday, officials said.

The bomb appeared to have been hidden in a briefcase, Home Ministry official U.K. Bansal told CNN-IBN television channel.

The blast shook the courthouse, sending lawyers and judges fleeing outside, said Sanjiv Narula, who was in the building. Continue reading.