BOMB BLASTS IN MUMBAI – At Least 21 Dead in Terror Strikes (Video) …Update: Pakistan Condemns Blasts
BOMBS IN MUMBAI–
At least 21 are dead. Dozens are injured.
The explosions hit the Opera House, Dadar and Zaveri Bazaar, near the Mumbadevi temple.
FOX News reported:
Three separate explosions tore through a business district in India’s Mumbai Wednesday, leaving at least 10 people dead and over a dozens injured, NDTV.com reported. The country’s Home Ministry reportedly confirmed a terrorist attack and placed the entire city on high alert.
The blasts hit the crowded Dadar neighborhood, the famed jewelry market Jhaveri Bazaar and the busy business district of Opera House, an official at the city’s Police Control Room said. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of office policy.
The explosions happened around 7 p.m., when all the neighborhoods would have been packed with office workers and commuters.
The explosions hit locations where a terror siege nearly three years ago killed 166 people.
The blasts — if confirmed as a terror strike — would mark the first major attack on Mumbai since 10 militants laid siege to India’s financial capital for 60 hours in November 2008.
Victims of an explosion receive treatment at a hospital in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, July 13, 2011. Three explosions rocked India’s busy financial capital at rush-hour Wednesday, killing at least eight people and injuring 70 in what officials described as another terror strike on the city hit by militants nearly three years ago. (AP)
Pakistan condemned the terrorist attacks today.
UPDATE: Predictably, Obama released a weak statement.
The Telegraph reported:
I strongly condemn the outrageous attacks in Mumbai and my thoughts and prayers are with
India is a close friend and partner of the United States … the American people will stand with the Indian people in times of trial, and we will offer support to India’s efforts to bring the perpetrators of these terrible crimes to justice.
He wants to bring them to
At least he didn’t blame Bush.
The Long War Journal has more on the attacks.