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    Mumbai bombings

    70 killed in Mumbai train blasts

    Tuesday, July 11, 2006 Posted: 1510 GMT (2310 HKT)


    MUMBAI, India (CNN) -- At least 70 people have been killed in seven explosions on crowded rush-hour commuter trains in the Indian financial capital of Mumbai, police said.

    Officials said more than 300 people were injured in the blasts, which took place between 6:20 and 7 p.m. (1250 and 1330 GMT) when the trains were packed with commuters making their way home.

    A correspondent for CNN's sister network, CNN-IBN, reported seeing 15 bodies at the Matunga train station in Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay.

    Video from one station showed people with blood on them being treated, other commuters carrying victims and some people lying motionless near train tracks. (Watch rescuers pull blood-covered victims from wrecked trains -- 1:59)

    At least one train was split in half by the explosion.

    The Western Railway system -- used by 4.5 million people daily -- was shut down and Mumbai's subway system was put on high alert after the blasts in the city's western suburbs. Police in the capital of New Delhi also heightened security.

    Airports across India were also put on high alert, and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called an emergency meeting of his ministers after the explosions.

    One person was arrested in New Delhi in police raids after the explosions, CNN-IBN reported, but there was no claim of responsibility for the attacks. The blasts took place in quick succession -- a tactic used by Kashmiri militants who have often targeted Indian cities.

    Earlier Tuesday, a grenade attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed at least four people. Authorities believe militants are responsible for that attack on a minibus in Srinagar. There was no immediate indication of a connection to the Mumbai blasts.

    The blasts hit trains or platforms at the Khar, Mahim, Matunga, Jogeshwari, Borivili and Bhayander stations, in that order. Another hit a train between the Khar and Santa Cruz stations, a police official told CNN-IBN.

    One CNN-IBN correspondent who was on a train hit by an explosion said the train was just leaving the station when the blast occurred. Several people jumped from the train and were killed when they were hit by the train.

    "Limbs (are) lying everywhere, bodies (were) cleared from the tracks by local business owners who rushed from their shops," the correspondent said.

    On March 7, 14 people were killed in attacks on a temple and a rail station in Varansi. On March 12, 1993, more than 250 people were killed in Mumbai when 13 bombs exploded in several locations in the city.

    The city's commuter rail network is among the most crowded in the world.
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    Hideous.

    Has this been confirmed to be an insurgency, or a group with connections to al-Qaeda?
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    As usual the cowards have targetted the innocent people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanz
    As usual the cowards have targetted the innocent people.
    Those sentiments echoed.

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    Just saw that in one of the Indian TV channels, freakin idiots i swear.. kill those retarted politicians.. why the civilians
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    Mother****ers,
    This is the 1st Ive heard of it. Ill check it out now.
    Sounds like a horrible, horrible situation with, sadly, many innocents losing their lives.
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    One of the Indian channel blaming Pakistan for it.My advice is first conduct through investigations and then start layingfingers on others.

    Seriously terrible terrible news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib
    One of the Indian channel blaming Pakistan for it.My advice is first conduct through investigations and then start layingfingers on others.

    Seriously terrible terrible news.
    Xuhaib, it is not really Pakistan or Pakistanis in general that are being blamed, but the groups like LeT which are based in Pakistan and as long as these groups are allowed to stay alive, pakistan will continue to get the blame.

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    7/11. 7 blasts in the space of 11 minutes.

    There is a lot to be said, but of what use will it be? Will the bombings be stopped? Will the politicians actually stand up and do something? Today there were bombings in Srinagar also. Every year many innocent people are killed in Kashmir by terrorists. Every year press reports those incidents. Every year we complain about the politicians not doing anything.

    And every year nothing happens. And a new year begins again.
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    God, those poor people.

    I'd like to see one of the sick ****s explain their cause to the widows, widowers & orphaned children.
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    I won't go into my thoughts on the matter

    But needless to say, my condolences and thoughts are with the people of India tonight
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    Mumbai Bloggers have setup a blog to help anyone who is looking for Information or tryyng to reach his/her dear ones.

    http://mumbaihelp.blogspot.com/2006/...-help-you.html

    http://mumbaihelp.jot.com/WikiHome
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