Blasts kill at least 13 in Mumbai

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(Reuters) - Three bomb blasts rocked crowded districts of Mumbai during rush hour on Wednesday, killing at least 13 people, a senior official said, in the biggest attack on India's financial capital since 2008 assaults blamed on Pakistan-based militants.

India has remained jittery about the threat of militant strikes, especially since the 2008 attacks which killed 166 people and raised tensions with arch rival Pakistan.

At least 81 people were wounded on Wednesday, Prithviraj Chavan, the chief minister of the state of Maharashtra, told CNN-IBN.

“The vehicles used were scooters and motorcycles (in the attacks),” he said. Television channels also said an improvised explosive device was placed in a car, suggesting the work of local groups rather than an international terror network.

Television images showed blaring ambulances carrying away the injured at one of the attack sites. At Dadar in central Mumbai, one of the explosions left car windows shattered and uprooted electric poles.

 Police were seen using sniffer digs to look for clues while  local people helped paramedics carry away some of the injured.  “We heard a big blast. The building shook, the windows shattered. It was deafening,” said Aagam Doshi, a witness of the blast at the Opera House and a diamond merchant in south Mumbai.

 “We came outside, and the area was filled with black smoke.

There were bodies lying all over the street, there was lots of blood...We saw many bodies missing arms and missing legs.”

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  • Konde Bendapucheena Wednesday, 13 July 2011 02:43 PM

    We went through similar situation nearly thirty long years,Sorry for the victims @ mumbai

    mike Wednesday, 13 July 2011 03:21 PM

    sad situ. hope india realizes not to support terrorist even if it means loosing a vote base fm TN

    shan Wednesday, 13 July 2011 03:37 PM

    Smaller blast than the blast in north sometime ago

    Deshahithisee Wednesday, 13 July 2011 04:02 PM

    India should realize that, why was SL fought against terrorism

    GonAliyan Wednesday, 13 July 2011 04:18 PM

    So you guys (Indian politicos) have enough things on their plate to take care of.

    simple mind Thursday, 14 July 2011 06:41 AM

    So you are sure this the work of terrorists from TN.

    Atch Thursday, 14 July 2011 12:25 AM

    Hehe. Also realize the value of Lifes.. Its just 13. Oh then its simple for India.. Maintaining silent for 100000s of lifes. This is simple for them..

    MagodisThuma Thursday, 14 July 2011 01:47 AM

    In 1980's Indira Gandhi supported LTTE terrorists,to punish Sri Lanka & helped them to start terrorism in this region. Now India is getting the harvest !.

    Harry Thursday, 14 July 2011 02:30 AM

    well said. Anyway this may be a plan like the US's to plan an attack on Talaiban or Pakistan

    Kalani Raja Thursday, 14 July 2011 03:45 AM

    What goes around comes around. It was them who supported the terrorists in Sri Lanka.


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