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14 July 2011

Mumbai bomb blasts: in pictures

Three explosions have killed 21 people and injured 113, in the biggest attack on the city since the

By Samira Shackle

The picture above, posted on Twitter, shows the scene of a bomb blast at Zaveri bazar in Mumbai on 13 July 2011.


Another photo from Twitter shows people moments after the blast. The Home Ministry said that at least 20 people were killed in three simultaneous explosions, with a further 113 injured, many of them seriously.


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Indian police cordon off the area of a bomb blast site in Dadar Kabutarkhana area. This was the third bomb to go off, minutes after blasts at the Bazaar and the Opera House.

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This was the biggest strike in Mumbai since the 2008 seige by militant gunmen in the same area. This graffiti refers to that traumatic assault, which left 166 dead.

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Traffic passes along a waterlogged road near The J.J. Hospital. Unusually, no radical organisation has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.


Policemen this morning investigate the bomb site. Suspicion has fallen on the Indian Mujahideen, an underground terrorist group sworn to avenge the massacre of hundreds of Muslims in Gujarat, the neighbouring state.

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An office worker passes more graffiti referring to the 2008 attack. This was the fourth terrorist attack on Mumbai, India’s financial centre, since 2003.