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Dharamshala: - The elected political leader of the Central Tibetan Administration has expressed deep sadness over the serial bomb blasts at the world famous Mahabodhi Temple in the northern Indian state of Bihar.

"I am deeply saddened to learn about the series of bomb blasts at Mahabodhi Temple at Bodh Gaya, Bihar, north India. My prayers for the injured and their family members," Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay said in a statement issued on July 7.

Nine serial blasts took place inside and outside the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya early Sunday (July 7) morning in which two people were injured.

"The Prime Minister has strongly condemned the blasts in around the sacred Mahabodhi Temple at Bodhgaya. He has said that our composite culture and traditions teach us respect for all religions and such attacks on religious places will never be tolerated," a Prime Minister's Office release said.

The Prime Minister also wished speedy recovery to the people injured in the attack.

Hundreds of thousands of Buddhist pilgrims from across the world flock to Mahabodhi Temple where the Buddha attained enlightenment.

Following the multiple blasts in the Mahabodhi Temple campus, a heritage site in Bihar's Bodh Gaya, it was re-opened to the public and special prayers for peace were held by hundreds of Buddhist monks and devotees.

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