Terrorists Strike Mumbai Again; 141 Injured, 21 Dead

After a gap of about three years, India’s commercial capital Mumbai was rocked by a series of blasts this evening (Indian time).

Indian media reports say 21 people died in the blasts.

Another 141 were injured and have been admitted to KEM, JJ and other hospitals in Mumbai.

Apparently, the explosions were triggered by Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) placed inside cars and on a motorcycle.

The explosions are said to have occurred between 6:30PM to 6:35PM at the crowded Zaveri Bazar (diamond market), Dadar and Opera House.

Opera House and Zaveri Bazar are in South Mumbai while Dadar is in Central Mumbai.

India’s Home Ministry is describing the blasts as a terrorists strike. Of course, what else can it be.

There were two blasts at Zaveri Bazar.

Telephone lines are down in parts of Mumbai.

History Repeats Itself

In November 2008, Pakistan sent terrorists into Mumbai unleashing a 48-hour long attack that took the lives of several hundred people.

India is considered an easy target by Islamic terrorists.

Also, despite repeated terrorist attacks in Mumbai and elsewhere, India’s intelligence agencies, particularly the Intelligence Bureau, have proven to be grossly inadequate in anticipating and thwarting the devastating strikes. India is forever in reactive mode when it comes to terrorism.

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Mumbai terrorist attacks of Nov 26, 2008

33 Responses to "Terrorists Strike Mumbai Again; 141 Injured, 21 Dead"

  1. badri34   July 13, 2011 at 11:47 am

    It is very sad that terrorists are able to strike Mumbai again and again.

    India has some lessons to learn from China where homeland security is concerned. Like Apple Products which are almost free of viruses, China is able to provide better safety and security to its citizens compared to India.

    Is this a price you pay for having Democracy in a heterogeneous and extremely diverse society.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    China has also had scores of attacks/disturbances but are under-reported in the media because of strict censorship.

    Hey, we also like Apple.

  2. aditya_k   July 13, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    They are reporting now that in the last 3 years, 6 terror attacks have been prevented in Mumbai alone….this one obviously got through…..anyways….found this article sometime ago….have you read it?


    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1.You write: they are reporting now that in the last 3 years, 6 terror attacks have been prevented in Mumbai alone

    We hope this is true and not a cover-your-ass-after-the-latest-attack ploy by Indian bureaucrats.police,

    2. Just read the article in your link on the ‘sponge-theory.’

    That may or may not be true but we think India is attacked often because the perception among terrorists a.k.a. Pakistanis is that India is weak and incapable of a strong response.

    Terrorists too make Cost-Benefit, Response, Impact and other kinds of analyses before they launch an attack.

    But we see no light or hope for India on the horizon.

    The present Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is a doddering poodle of Sonia Gandhi and her family.

    The next Prime Minister Rahul Gandhi is a clueless idiot.

    • vjcool   July 14, 2011 at 12:43 am

      6 Terror attacks prevented in Mumbai alone!!!…. if it be true, shouldn’t the public be informed and kept on alert, given drills on spotting and informing about bombs…

      the prevented attacks does seem like BS to save the Ass.

      btw an old article http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/dec/12/mumbai-arundhati-roy

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Sorry, just saw your comment (1:18AM ET). For some reason, it snuck into the spam folder.

      Reading the story in your Guardian link.


      As we read it, we’re getting a deja vu feeling. Most likely, we’ve read it earlier.

      • vjcool   July 14, 2011 at 3:23 am

        you may have read it as its 3 years old..

  3. prasath.j   July 13, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    PM’s regular statement after every terror attack: “we will not kneel down to terrorism.mumbai will be back to normal within 2 days”.

    kasab and afzal guru will be watching all these in LCD tv in an a/c room or jail with tandoori chicken on one hand.

    Dear Kasab,
    Please file a review petition in Supreme court of India and enjoy your luxurious meals for another 6 months at minimum. During the course if you fail to bribe them enough, they will also uphold the trial court’s orders. Then the best fun starts. Send a mercy plea to our President. She is busy wandering through the Moughal Gardens and enjoying the free rides in sukhoi fighter jets. If no politician interferes and creates a furore about this, you can live with your mercy plea pending at the president forever. Because if our dear president have to hang you, she has to declare her decision on Afzal Guru’s plea, and they cannot do that. So, way to go dear. Enjoy the tandoori chicken and AC room. If you find all these not comfortable yet, you please ask for a transfer to Karachi or some other jail (like our dear Afzal Guru, he recently asked for transfer to J&K Jail)

    Don’t know how many A Wednesdays (movie) have to be produced for these politicians to realise the real danger of terrorism?

    Incredible India!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Oh, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

    The best worst is yet to come after the joker Rahul Gandhi takes over as Prime Minister. 🙁

    After all for Rahul, the Hindu extremists are a bigger threat to India.

    • rama dasa   July 13, 2011 at 3:46 pm

      Of course according to the liberal media,the hindutva peoples are to blame not the pakistani wahabiists or those jack in the box maoists.

      Where the hell is shivaji’s reincarnation when you need him?????

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      You write: Where the hell is shivaji’s reincarnation when you need him?????

      Rumor has it that our ancestors served in Shivaji’s army and when his forces invaded South India, they liked the place and decided to drop anchor there. Seriously, no kidding.

    • rama dasa   July 13, 2011 at 4:14 pm

      If Afzal Guru were in china,he would have been executed long ago,if i were the dalai lama,id patch things up with china and get the hell out of india asap!

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      You write: If Afzal Guru were in China,he would have been executed long ago,

      Yes, and the Chinese prison authorities would have harvested Afzal’s liver, skin, kidneys, eyes and other body parts for sale to wealthy people before shooting him.

      The Chinese routinely remove the body parts of prisoners and then execute them. (Source: Red Market by Scott Carney p.82-89)

      • rama dasa   July 13, 2011 at 6:24 pm

        So much for my trip to India this winter break, hello Thailand!

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        As the wise SI wrote last year:

        Like India, Thailand is a country dripping in crime, drenched in sex and deep in poverty.

        Still, the country possesses a mystique, a magic unexplainable to outsiders unless they’ve breathed the air and taken a deep puff of the local ganja.

        We wouldn’t be presumptuous enough to advise others but if we were heading to Thailand, we’d get some Yaa Baa and just chill.

        Bangkok 8 Review – Wild Yaa Baa Ride

  4. rama dasa   July 13, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Off topic: my hometown made another appearance on true tv’s “worlds dumbest” show,8:19 is when it comes on.it’s times like these im damn proud of where i live!!!p.s my gf appears at 8:26 second from left!


    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    God, this is worse than Bollywood garbage.

    • rama dasa   July 13, 2011 at 11:19 pm

      the girls or the show?

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      The show!

  5. Naveen   July 13, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Not again 🙁

    Not to lose heart. Indian government will strongly condemn this attack, lodge a strongly worded protest to the Pakistani Ambassador, and conduct a detailed enquiry. Indian government has already stopped Pakistani players from participating in IPL and now they will also stop Pakistani artists from working in Bollywood. (assuming it is Pakistan sponsored terrorism again).

    Why can’t they shoot that Pakistani M0##$R FU(%$R in the face and end the bullshit trial?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    It’d be nice to see P.Chidambaram resign! We can dream, can’t we?

    • Naveen   July 14, 2011 at 12:36 am

      Nice to see him resign and even better to see him fired!

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      That fellow is a craven pussy in real life, desperate for a ministership!

      • Naveen   July 14, 2011 at 12:44 am

        I was going to use that word to refer our Honorable PM and the national maid Prathiba Patil. Is anyone even aware that she exists??

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        Prathiba Patil exists at the mercy of Sonia Gandhi.

        P.Chidambaram is going blah, blah, blah right now via a press conference (12:50AM ET). See NDTV.

  6. deepa   July 14, 2011 at 12:16 am

    To all Indian nationals reading this, truly sorry for your situation and I am sure you will rise above this.

    Can’t believe Pakistani once being a neighboring country would attempt to do this again and again and again and again to their Indian brothers. Its the only country harboring and training terrorist, not a country worth saving for.

    Go to hell you terrorist uneducated blithering idiots!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Not to worry, by this time tomorrow Indians will be busy trying to get tickets for Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2 and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.

    The blast will be the last thing on their cowardly minds.

    • Naveen   July 14, 2011 at 12:42 am


      You say: “… Indian brothers”
      Please don’t make us brothers of Pakis!

    • rama dasa   July 14, 2011 at 8:08 am

      Speaking which, anyone else on SI goin to see it??

      I plan on catching the midnight show if possible,i think the author stole a lot from jrr tolkein’s lord of the rings.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:


      • rama dasa   July 14, 2011 at 12:01 pm

        yeah i thought the 5th and 4th were the best.im also waiting for atlas shrugged p.2 to come out,the first one bombed i heard

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        We read the trilogy (We the Living, Fountainhead & Atlas Shrugged) at an impressionable age and, natürlich, ended up being very impressed!

        Plan to read it again to see how it strikes us in the autumn of our lives.

        • rama dasa   July 14, 2011 at 4:47 pm

          did you see the trailer for the first one?(it came out in april i think)?


          who is john galt?

          SearchIndia.com Responds:

          No, just saw the trailer.

          We think it’ll be difficult to appreciate/deprecate the movie without reading the book (Atlas Shrugged) and the long monologue first.

  7. sam   July 14, 2011 at 2:38 am

    Sahi time pe release ho raha hai” Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara“.

    Blast mein gaya toh kahe ki zindagi.

    Good chance for Farhan Akhtar & Co. to make it a big hit!

  8. rajesh jagetia   July 14, 2011 at 6:59 am

    Recent update, our future PM (he would definitely be, after all, his family is meant for ruling India) Mr. Rahul Gandhi told that all terror attack cant be stopped.


    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Rahul? Sigh! At least, with Priyanka we have a pretty face. 😉

    Seriously, Rahul is right in this case but not because of police efforts/non-efforts.

    It’s hard to stop every single attack because a large chunk of the Indian population is completely alienated from the state and have no identification with the country/nation/state/region because theirs is a struggle for survival.

    The situation gets infinitely more complex when you throw Pakistan’s destabilization efforts, the discontent of Indian Muslims and a callously indifferent Middle Class into the seething cauldron.

  9. dpak.shimpo   July 14, 2011 at 9:28 am

    @SI: You write “particularly the Intelligence Bureau, have proven to be grossly inadequate in anticipating and thwarting the devastating strikes.”

    Seriously, such strikes makes us wonder if a intelligence network exists at all in India.

    While, America is quiet paranoid (rightly so!) about their security matters. India is downright lethargic.

    See this idiot, Rahul – http://ibnlive.in.com/news/difficult-to-stop-every-terror-attack-rahul/167433-37-64.html

    Think it is easier to say so, if your life is not on the line of fire.

    I used to always wonder, only the poor and middle class are always at the wrong time and end up martyrs in these blasts. We have not heard even a single instance where a politician or their relatives are in a bomb blast.
    Pardon me, a life is precious whose ever it may be. But, may be the netas are thinking in a country with 1,210,193,422 people, and counting, they think a couple of lives don’t matter.. 🙁

  10. boopalanj   July 14, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Why can’t someone drop a bomb on [Deleted because it can be construed/misconstrued as a call for violence against one individual] head? 🙁

    Shame on Pakistan.

  11. boopalanj   July 14, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Off-topic: Watch this incident happened in Coimbatore few days ago. Murder on daylight caught on CCTV.


    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Please see Siddhu’s comment.

  12. Dr.Logu   July 14, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    The area targeted this time is the favorite hunting ground Zaveri Bazaar( Diamond merchants area). This is the 3rd Terrorist attack in that part(1993, 25 August 2003 Mumbai bombings, and 13/7)..
    and PC comes up with an cliched irresponsible statement
    WTF intelligence dept then???

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Perhaps, the Intelligence Bureau is too busy collecting political intelligence about Congress’ rivals to worry about security intelligence.

  13. Dr.Logu   July 14, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    After the incident when reports came that security is tightened in all sensitive areas like railways stations, Airport etc… I was returning home after work and i didn’t see even a single policeman inside Chennai Central Railway station. Worst part is they were seen engaging in a chitchat and smoking outside the stations premises. Normally working metal detectors ((highly skeptical though, nobody passes through it) were inoperative and there was a hardly a talk about Mumbai blasts . Loss of life has become a Joke…..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Who said this, a single death is a tragedy, multiple deaths are mere statistics.

    • vjcool   July 14, 2011 at 8:43 pm

      the Taj attack would have been just another NEWS item had it not been for the media circus.

      BTW.. remembering the tension in TamilNadu during the 80s, and the repeated public service messages not to handle any unclaimed baggage and stuff.

  14. Dr.Logu   July 14, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Who said this, a single death is a tragedy, multiple deaths are mere statistics.

    Who else could have?? but the most accomplished mass murderer in history

    Demon in disguise ranks 2nd


    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Stalin is actually quite an interesting figure.

    Underestimated by foes like Trotsky, he ultimately crushed them all.

    We recommend Simon Sebag Montefiore’s two-volume biography of Stalin to readers.

    • rama dasa   July 14, 2011 at 3:39 pm

      marylin manson said that in his fight song” (2000) “death of one is a tragedy death of millions is just a statistic”!

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      We’ve heard of Charles Manson, of course, and who hasn’t jerked off over Marilyn Monroe’s pictures but we draw a blank at this ghastly portmanteau.

      • முனிAndy   July 14, 2011 at 5:34 pm

        Looks like a portmanteau would be a single word? Charilyn.. Brangelina.. Abhishwarya..

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        Well, we’re stretching it a wee bit to include two words. 😉

        • rama dasa   July 14, 2011 at 9:53 pm

          i read somewhere at my college that marilyn monroe had six toes!not sure if that’s true but if it is…she was still a hot momma!

          SearchIndia.com Responds:

          Six or four, she was a sizzler.

  15. shadowfax_arbit   July 14, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Once again this su*ker of a moron Rahul Gandhi giving oblivious comments adding fuel to the fire. Why don’t this amul baby stop opening its gob just to the level of that feminine smile?

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