A series of powerful and almost simultaneous explosions has ripped through the Indian capital, New Delhi, and authorities say at least 16 people are feared killed and dozens more injured.
Local police say the first blast occurred late Saturday in the city's Paharganj bazaar district, which was crowded with shoppers preparing for India's biggest Hindu festival of lights, Diwali.
The market is just outside New Delhi's main railway station. Minutes later, a second explosion was reported near the main Sarojini market in the south New Delhi neighborhood, which is popular with bargain hunters.
A third blast was reported to have taken place at Govindpuri, a largely industrial area in the south of the city. Ambulances raced from the blast sites to nearby hospitals as police cordoned off the areas hit by the blasts.
Information for this report is provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.