Two foreign tourists have been injured after gunmen on a
motorcycle opened fire on a bus in the Indian capital, Delhi, police say.
The incident took place near the Jama Masjid mosque, a
popular tourist destination.
Police sad the injured tourists were Taiwanese.
There have been concerns over the security situation in
the city, which is due to host the Commonwealth Games next month.
Police, who have launched a search for the gunmen, said
the attack happened near gate number three of the historic mosque but gave no
A doctor from the nearby Lok Nayak Jay Prakash Hospital
told the Agence France-Presse news agency that both the injured were men, and
that one had been shot in the stomach.
Witnesses said the attackers fired with automatic
The mosque’s chief imam told the AFP that one of the two
attackers fired randomly from outside one of the main gates
of the shrine.
“The two terrorists came on a motorcycle and the man
riding pillion first fired randomly at the mosque and then fired in the air and
at the people, and then he fired on the bus in which the tourists had come,” he
“After emptying his gun, the terrorist replaced the
magazine and began firing again,” the imam said.
“The police today proved to be a failure. How can the
police protect foreigners when they arrive?” he added.
Security in Delhi has been tightened ahead of the the
Commonwealth Games, which run from 3-14 October.
The country has suffered a number of serious militant
attacks in the past few years.
In November 2008, at least 170 people were killed in
co-ordinated attacks in Mumbai.