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.
Mumbai terrorist attacks of Nov 26, 2008