Mumbai hit by new terror bombings

13th Jul 2011
Mumbai hit by new terror bombings

Three simultaneous explosions have rocked Mumbai nearly three years after militants killed over 164 people in an assault on the Indian city.

The financial heart of the city was attacked during rush-hour, with eight people feared dead and over one hundred injured.

One blast was in the crowded neighbourhood of Dadar in central Mumbai, report local media.

Two further explosions occurred at the bazaar, which is a famed jewellery market, and the busy business district of Opera House. Both locations are in southern Mumbai and several miles apart, a police official said.

Officials at the Indian home ministry have confirmed the explosions were terrorist attacks.

The attack is the first on Mumbai since ten militants laid siege to India’s financial capital for 60 hours in November 2008.

That attack, which targeted two luxury hotels, a Jewish centre and a busy train station, killed 164 people.

It was blamed on Pakistan-based militant groups.


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