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Wednesday 26 July 2017

Eight dead in Mumbai explosions - terrorist attacks suspected

Independent.ie reporters

Eight people have been confirmed dead in Mumbai after a number of explosions ripped through the Indian city.

It is understood that three explosions were caused by terrorists and more than 100 people were injured in the blasts.

More than 160 people were killed in a series of terrorist attacks in Mumbai in November 2008.

A high alert had been declared across the city after the attacks today and the blasts hit a bus stop in the Dadar neighbourhood, the Jhaveri Bazaar jewellery market and the busy district of Opera House.

The Opera House area was the scene of blasts in 2008 when Pakistani-based militants carried out the rampage and 166 people were killed.

India has remained jittery about the threat of militant strikes since then.

The Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba group, long focused on fighting Indian rule in Kashmir, was blamed for the coordinated attacks.

The explosions happened at around 7pm local time, when all the neighbourhoods would have been packed with office workers and commuters.

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