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Nepal steps up security at Buddhist shrines

Autho-rities in Nepal said Monday that security will be increased at all major Buddhist shrines following the bomb blasts Sunday at the Mahabodhi temple in India. Security alert has gone out in Nepal, which is home to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha.

Kapilvastu, where the Buddha spent his early life, is also located in Nepal. The Buddha eventually attained enlightenment at Bodh Gaya. Soon after the Mahabodhi temple in Bihar’s Gaya district was targeted by terrorists, injuring two monks, additional security personnel was deployed at Lumbini, a Unesco heritage site. Decision was to beef up security in major Buddhist pilgrimage spots like Lumbini.
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