Jaipur, Rajasthan, is often called the “pink city” due to its many salmon-colored palaces and buildings.

On May 14, seven bombs blasted a busy market area just a few miles from a Gospel for Asia Bible college and a Bridge of Hope center in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The attack killed more than 80 people and injured more than 200 others. The explosions did not harm any Bible college or Bridge or Hope staff members or students.

Authorities say a terrorist group tied the bombs to bicycles and placed them in a heavily populated market place. The bombs detonated within a 20 minute period starting at 7:20 p.m. An eighth bomb did not detonate.

Although no one has officially taken responsibility for the attacks, police suspect that Islamic extremists are to blame. Tensions have been high between the Hindu and Muslim communities in the area, and the bombings happened near a popular Hindu temple in Jaipur.

GFA leaders in Rajasthan request prayer for the victims and their families. They also ask for prayer that the terrorists will receive the love of Christ.

Learn more about the state where terrorists bombed a marketplace.