Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Communter Trains BLASTED in India

Breaking Now and the number of dead is rising. In Mumbai, India seven (7) blasts hit communter trains.
12:20 p.m. (est)
*Update*: EIGHT (8) Bombs now and Death Toll over 130!! Hundreds injured and people are still trapped. Below are more updates: DEATH TOLL now at 160

Jay at Stop the ACLU and Hot Air have posted on this breaking news.
Bombay and Mumbai is the same city, Bombay is known to us. No one has yet to claim responsibilty for the explosions.

Please Scroll down for updates!!!

Via Reuters-India: MUMBAI (Reuters) - At least 40 people died in blasts on the rail network in Mumbai on Tuesday, a top state official said.
"At least 40 people have died. Casualties probably will go up. Ambulances and hospitals are on stand-by," D.K. Shankaran, chief secretary of Maharashtra, told Reuters.

Via Breitbart: Seven explosions hit Bombay's commuter rail network during rush hour Tuesday evening, killing at least 20 people, police said, adding that the death toll would likely rise.

Via Fox News: BOMBAY, India — Seven explosions hit Bombay's transit system as commuters were returning home from work during the evening rush on Tuesday, killing at least 20 and injuring many more, Global Radio News reporter Arun Asthana told FOX News.

*UPDATE* 80 Reported Dead so far via Fox News.
*UPDATE* Via AP: Death toll at 105 in India train bombings

Fausta's Blog points out this is India's financial capital.

India knew that they were going to be attacked but did not know where or when.

*UPDATE* Via Reuter India: 104 dead in seven Mumbai blasts - police
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - More than 100 people were killed on Tuesday in seven bomb explosions at rail stations and on trains in Mumbai, police said.

"There are 104 dead," a police official at the city's central control room, who gave his name as Bhavale, told Reuters by phone.

*UPDATE* Confirmed these explosions were bombs. Over a hundred are dead and at least 300 so far injured.

Via IndiaTimes: High alert sounded in New Delhi
NEW DELHI: A high alert has been sounded and security beefed up in public places and markets across New Delhi on Tuesday in the wake of serial grenade attacks in Srinagar and blasts in Mumbai.
Via Times of India:Over 100 killed in Mumbai serial blasts
MUMBAI: Mumbai relived a nightmare when seven explosions shook the city within minutes on Tuesday evening. Reports said more than 100 people had died and many were injured.
The target was Mumbai's life-line -- its local train services -- timed to catch the evening rush.
The first blast occurred in a first-class compartment of a local train near Khar station at 6.24 p.m and six more had occurred within the next 11 minutes all on trains or at or near railway stations.
The other blasts occurred at Mira Road, Matunga, Santa Cruz, Jogeshwari, Borivili and Bhayendar railway stations.
All explosions were reported to have taken place in first class compartments of trains at a time when a large chunk of the commercial capital is returning home from office. [read more]
Via Reuters India: Prime Minister urges to stay calm...
*BREAKING UPDATE* India Reports Arrests of Islamic Terrorists in Deadly Training Bombing

*UPDATE* Reuters India: Security stepped up across India after bombs kill more than 160

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