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17 killed in Mumbai bombings

Indian government holds terrorist group responsible


17 people were killed by 3 separate but nearly simultaneous bomb blasts in Mumbai’s financial district on Wednesday, the Globe and Mail reports. The first bomb decimated the Jhaveri Bazaar, a famous jewelry market, at 6:54 p.m., followed by a second explosion one minute later in the Opera House district, and another at 7:05 p.m. in the central Mumbai neighbourhood of Dadar. Indian Home Minister, Palaniappan Chidambaram says the close proximity and timing of the attacks lead the government to believe a terrorist group is responsible. This is the first major attack on Mumbai since November 2008, when 10 militants terrorized the city for 60 hours, killing 166 citizens.

The Globe and Mail

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