View Full Version : Terror strikes Mumbai again with series of blasts

07-13-2011, 07:57 PM
By the CNN Wire Staff
July 13, 2011 5:33 p.m. EDT

Mumbai, India (CNN) -- Three bomb blasts rocked India's largest city, Mumbai, in congested areas during the evening rush hour Wednesday, killing at least 21 people and injuring more than 100 others.

Prithviraj Chavan, Maharashtra state's chief minister, said it was too early to talk about suspects but at least one of the apparently coordinated blasts was "quite powerful." He warned the death toll could rise.

Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram called the explosions a "coordinated attack by terrorists" and appealed for calm as Mumbai residents voiced anger at the government because their city has been a repeated target for terror.

"The entire city of Mumbai has been placed on high alert," said Chidambaram, who inspected the sites late Wednesday and early Thursday. "I would appeal to the people of Mumbai to remain calm and maintain the peace."

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