A special court here on Monday sentenced two convicts to death and a third to life sentence for the 2007 Hyderabad twin bomb blasts which had claimed 42 lives.

Anique Shafiq Syed and Akbar Ismail Choudhary, the alleged Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives, were sentenced to death.

Third convict Tariq Anjum was awarded life sentence.

Two powerful explosions had ripped through a popular eatery and an open-air theatre in Hyderabad on August 25, 2007 killing 42 people and wounding 68.