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    Commuter Train in India - Seven "Blasts" 174 (at least) dead

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    story developing . . . more to come

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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10958641/from/RSS/

    Seven explosions hit Mumbai’s commuter rail network during rush hour Tuesday evening, ripping apart train compartments and reportedly injuring dozens of people, officials and Indian media said.

    “The blasts happened when the trains were most crowded,”

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    Blasts hit Mumbai commuter trains

    MUMBAI, India (CNN) -- At least six blasts rocked commuter trains at rush hour Tuesday in and around India's financial capital of Mumbai, with at least 15 deaths reported.

    Dozens of people were injured in the blasts, which took place around 6:30 p.m. (9 a.m. ET) when the trains were packed with commuters making their way home.

    A correspondent for CNN's sister network, CNN-IBN, reported seeing 15 bodies at the Matunga train station.

    Video from one station showed people with blood on them being treated, other commuters carrying victims and some people lying motionless near train tracks.

    At least one train was split in half by the explosion.

    Mumbai's subway system was put on red alert following the blasts on trains in the city's western suburbs, and police in the capital New Delhi also heightened security.

    Airports across India were also put on high alert, and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh called an emergency meeting of his ministers after the explosions.

    The blasts affected trains at the Mira Road, Borivili, Jogeshwari, Khar and Matunda stations.

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    They're now saying 7 blasts and 40 dead.

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    Unhappy

    count is 100 now......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pharlap
    count is 100 now......

    Dear Lord. This is going to be bad. I feel so bad for them.

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    135 now and counting..
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    This is awful.. its like the London bombings but worse.. all those blasts ( 7) contained within the train cars... at least 300 are reported as injured in the blasts.

    My thoughts and prayers are with all the families of those who have been injured or killed in the blasts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by opme
    This is awful.. its like the London bombings but worse.. all those blasts ( 7) contained within the train cars... at least 300 are reported as injured in the blasts.

    My thoughts and prayers are with all the families of those who have been injured or killed in the blasts.
    It is awful. Those poor people.

    http://news.yahoo.com/fc/world/india

    AP 23 minutes ago

    1:00 p.m. PST

    BOMBAY, India - Eight bombs hit Bombay's commuter rail network during rush hour Tuesday evening, killing at least 147 people and wounding more than 400 in what authorities called a well-coordinated terrorist attack.

    India's major cities were put on high alert. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh convened an emergency Cabinet meeting and said that "terrorists" were behind the attacks, which he called "shocking and cowardly attempts to spread a feeling of fear and terror among our citizens."

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    Good link, they must of updated it.
    Says 183 now......


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    9/11 New York
    3/11 Madrid
    7/11 Bombay



    Indian police pursue leads in bombings

    BOMBAY, India - Indian investigators on Wednesday combed through the twisted and torn wreckage of train cars for clues as to who set off well-coordinated bombings that killed 183 people and wounded more than 700 during the city's evening rush hour. A senior police official said investigators had some leads and were looking into a possible link with Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, a Kashmiri militant group that earlier Wednesday denied any role. "It is difficult to say definitely as this stage, but Lashkar-e-Tayyaba can be involved going by the style of attack," said P.S. Pasricha, the director general of police for Maharashtra state, where Bombay is located.

    Suspicion quickly fell on Kashmiri militants after the eight blasts struck seven trains within minutes of each other on Tuesday. Lashkar is among the Kashmiri groups that have in the past employed near-simultaneous explosions to attack Indian cities.

    But other Indian officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the investigation was just getting under way, cautioned that it was too early to point fingers at a specific group. One former senior intelligence official, Ajit Doval, said the blasts were too sophisticated for the Kashmiri groups to have carried out on their own. "This is the work of groups which are targeting India as a whole and are not Kashmir specific and are pursuing the larger jihadi agenda," said Doval, who maintains strong contacts in the intelligence community. "They are targeting countries and societies, particularly democratic ones, which they consider to be the antithesis of their version of Islam."

    Pakistan, India's rival over the disputed territory of Kashmir, quickly condemned the bombings, but analysts said a Kashmiri link could slow — or even derail — the peace process between the nuclear-armed neighbors.

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    Death toll Bombay attacks rises to 200

    BOMBAY, India - The death toll from a series of bombs that struck Bombay's packed commuter trains rose Wednesday to 200, and India demanded that Pakistan dismantle the "infrastructure of terrorism," but leveled no direct accusation at its rival for the attacks. The number of dead in the eight near-simultaneous bombings during Tuesday evening's rush hour in India's financial hub has risen steadily as rescue efforts uncovered more bodies and people have succumbed to their injuries. R. Patil, the deputy chief minister of Maharashtra state told lawmakers that 200 bodies had been found in the twisted wreckage of the trains. Bombay is the capital of Maharashtra. Officials say more than 700 people were wounded in the attack, stunning a city that embodies India's global ambitions.

    On Wednesday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Navtej Sarna repeated Indian demands that Pakistan crack down on the militants, who New Delhi says operate from Islamabad's part of Kashmir. "We would urge Pakistan to take urgent steps to dismantle the infrastructure of terrorism on the territory under its control and act resolutely against individuals and groups who are responsible for terrorists' violence," he said. His comments followed remarks by Pakistani Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmoud Kasuri, who said in a speech Tuesday at the Carnegie Endowment for Peace in Washington that solving the Kashmir issue "is the best way of tackling extremism in South Asia."

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    350 detained in Bombay train bombings

    BOMBAY, India - Indian police on Thursday detained about 350 people for questioning in the Bombay train bombings amid suspicion that Kashmiri militants could be linked to the attacks that killed at least 200 people. The detentions came as a man claiming to represent al-Qaida said the terror network had set up a wing in Kashmir and praised Tuesday's bombings.

    A senior intelligence official said the government was taking the claim seriously and authorities were trying to trace a call the man made to a Kashmiri news service. "Our immediate effort is to locate the caller and ascertain the authenticity of the claim," the official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. "The government is taking it very seriously."

    There have been allegations that Islamic militants fighting to wrest predominantly Muslim Kashmir from India have ties to al-Qaida, but Thursday's statement would be the first time Osama bin Laden's network claimed to have spread to Indian territory.

    Police Inspector S. Goshal said most of the 350 detentions were made overnight in Malwani, a northeastern suburb of Bombay. They were rounded up only for questioning to help with the investigations, and none have been charged or formally arrested, he said. Bombay police Commissioner A.N. Roy said those rounded up included known ****s, gangsters and troublemakers who might have information about the culprits. Investigators were looking into a possible link with Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, an Islamic militant group based in Kashmir, said P.S. Pasricha, police chief of Maharashtra state. Lashkar has in the past employed near-simultaneous explosions to attack Indian cities.

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    India names suspects in train attacks

    BOMBAY, India - Authorities named two suspects Thursday in the Bombay commuter train bombings that killed at least 200 people. The government's Anti-Terror Squad released photos of two young, bearded men it identified as Sayyad Zabiuddin and Zulfeqar Fayyaz. Their nationalities were not provided. It also was not clear where the photos — headshots which appeared to have been taken for identification documents — originated.

    Police earlier detained about 350 people for questioning amid suspicion that Kashmiri militants could be linked to Tuesday's bombings. The detentions came as a man claiming to represent al-Qaida said the terror network had set up a wing in Kashmir and praised the attacks.

    A senior intelligence official said the government was taking the claim seriously and authorities were trying to trace a call the man made to a Kashmiri news service. "Our immediate effort is to locate the caller and ascertain the authenticity of the claim," the official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. "The government is taking it very seriously."

    There have been allegations that Islamic militants fighting to wrest predominantly Muslim Kashmir from India have ties to al-Qaida, but Thursday's statement would be the first time Osama bin Laden's network claimed to have spread to Indian territory.

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