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Bomb blast victim Abdul Wasey, 22, recuperates at the Yashoda Hospital in Hyderabad.
HYDERABAD: A man injured in yesterday’s twin blasts that killed 16 people in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad had lost his leg in an earlier attack on the city, his father said yesterday.
Abdul Wasif Mirza, a 25-year-old clothes hawker, was badly hurt in 2007 when a bomb exploded at a city mosque, according to local media reports.
“I had no hope he would survive but God was kind and the doctors provided very good treatment and his life was saved,” his father Shahid Mirza told reporters.
“Now, three to four years later — after he was able to be normal again — this incident has happened,” Mirza said.
The near-simultaneous attacks in a bustling shopping area on Thursday were the first deadly bomb attacks in India since 2011.
Doctors told local media that Mirza’s latest injuries were likely to cause severe damage to his spinal cord.
In May 2007 at least 11 people were killed in the attack on the Makkah Masjid in Hyderabad and five more died when police fired at Muslim protesters.