Mumbai Bombs Explodes, More Than 100 People Wounded

Three simultaneous explosions rocked the financial city of India, Mumbai, on Wednesday (13/07/2011) night, killing at least 20 people and wounded more than 100 people, announced the Ministry of Home Affairs in New Delhi. Number of recent victims were revised earlier death toll of 13 people given by the authorities in Mumbai.


The bombs exploded in crowded districts in the south of the city, the same area that became the target of a two and a half years ago by armed militants who killed 166 people.

"It's another attack on the heart of India, another attack on Mumbai," said Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, a possibility hinted that assessed the involvement of foreign parties' challenge to the sovereignty of India ".

India's Interior Ministry said at least 20 people were killed and 113 injured, many of them in serious condition. Interior Minister P Chidambaram told reporters in New Delhi, it was "a coordinated attack by terrorists" and "the whole city of Mumbai on high alert".



Target of the attack includes an area of ​​middle-class population, the gold market, and a building that became a jeweler and jewelry store. All three explosions happened within 15 minutes, starting at around 18:30 local time (20:20 GMT).

"It is clear that the attacker wants to hurt as many people as possible. Many people are injured," said a minister in the state of Maharashtra, Chagan Bhujbal, told reporters.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but initial suspicion directed at two groups of Muslims who invaded India in the past, the Indian Mujahideen in the domestic and the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) based in Pakistan.

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