Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Mumbai commuter bombings kill 131

Seven bombs ripped through Mumbai's (Bombay) commuter rail system during rush our Tuesday night, killing 131 and wounding more than 300.

The bombings came in quick succession, an apparent coordinated attack in India's economic and cultural capital.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh placed major cities on high alert and called an emergency Cabinet meeting to address the attacks.

Mumbai's bombings came hours after a series of grenade attacks that killed eight people in the disputed region of Kashmir. However, there were no reports of any group claiming responsibility for the train explosions.

Mumbai train bombings
AP photo via Yahoo News.