Three explosions rock Mumbai
Three explosions hit Mumbai during Wednesday evening’s rush hour, killed at least 21 people and injuring more than 100. The Times of India reported that the three blasts occurred within a deadly 10-minute spell, ripping through three of the city’s busiest areas – Zaveri Bazar, Opera House and Dadar – between 6.55pm and 7.05pm last night.
India’s Home Minister, Palaniappan Chidambaram told reporters the blasts were a “coordinated attack by terrorists”. The attacks are the deadliest in Mumbai since November 2008, when 166 people were killed in a coordinated raid on hotels, restaurants and other targets.