Uploaded on Jul 13, 2011
Mumbai: Three explosions went off within minutes of each other in Mumbai on Wednesday evening, leaving at least 10 killed and several injured in the first terror attack in Mumbai after November 2008.
The fires were quickly put out, and police quickly moved into all three areas -- Dadar in central Mumbai and Opera House and Zaveri Bazar in south Mumbai.
All three are busy commercial and residential areas, and were bustling with people and traffic during the evening peak hours when the explosions took place.
Police said the first explosion at Opera House occurred after 7 pm. Within minutes, the other blasts followed.
The terror attack spread panic in Mumbai, India's commercial and movie capital.
A parked car bore the brunt of the blast in Dadar.
Police teams quickly moved into the three places. In New Delhi, the home ministry put the National Security Guard (NSG) on alert.
One blast took place in Dadar in central Mumbai and the others in Zaveri Bazar and the Opera House in south Mumbai.
NDTV earlier said that one blast was reported in a busy market in central Mumbai and another explosion in a crowded location in south Mumbai.
In 2008, 10 militants laid siege to the city, killing 166 people.
India blamed the banned Pakistan-based Islamist group Lashkar-e-Taiba for orchestrating the attacks, which led to suspension of fragile peace talks between the two nuclear-armed rivals.
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