James Lamont and Joe Leahy
Sunday, Sept 14, 2008
Multiple bomb blasts ripped through some of Delhi’s best known shopping areas Saturday night, creating chaos across India’s capital.
Five blasts over a 45-minute period killed as many as 25 people, according to a local television network. Early reports estimated that 90 people were injured. Four other bombs failed to detonate and were defused.
The audacious terror attacks were claimed by the Indian Mujahideen, a little known militant group. They targeted some of Delhi’s best known landmarks and markets, exposing the inadequacy of India’s security forces.
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Two bombs exploded in Connaught Place, the heart of the city and a major business and shopping centre. An unexploded bomb was discovered at India Gate, a symbol of India’s nationhood and close to the presidential palace and Indian parliament.
The attack on Delhi follows recent bomb blasts in Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Jaipur. More than 400 people have died in terror attacks over the past three years.
This article was posted: Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 4:07 am