Three bomb blasts were reported in Mumbai today evening in the crowded Dadar, Opera House and Zaveri Bazar areas, police said.
The blasts, that went off within minutes of each other, injured 15.
Police, ambulance, home guards and fire brigade were rushed to the spot. The incident happened at 7:10 pm on Wednesday.
Home Ministry is still not calling it a bomb blast. Home Secretary has spoken to Maharashtra DGP.
Home Ministry has put the National Security (NSG) on hold.
Union Home Secretary RK Singh spoke to CNN-IBN and said, “I have spoken to DGP and Chief Secretary. Chief Secretary will get back to us with details. No confirmation about the intensity of blast.”
More on the blasts coming soon.
UPDATE I: The explosives used IED, or Improvised Explosive Device, a roadside/homemade bomb.
UPDATE II: NDTV: Lashkar-e-Taiba and ‘Indian Mujahideen’ as key suspects in today’s bombing in Mumbai.
UPDATE III: Home ministry sources say that the blasts are terror strikes.
UPDATE IV: 21 Killed, over 100 injured.
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