Bombs in Mumbai!

The bombs went off during rush hour in India’s financial center,
BBC Video of the destruction HERE.

10:15 AM CST: The city’s police Chief AN Roy said on Indian TV as many as 100 people were feared killed and more than 250 hurt. (BBC)

(More updates on the arrested terrorist posted below)

At least 7 bombs went off during rush hour in Mumbai.

A video grab shows Mahim Station in Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, after a blast July 11, 2006. (Reuters)

Pajamas Media has a roundup on the news.
India Uncut is following the situation. (via Desipundit)
Mumbai Help Blog offers assistance to those in the Mumbai area.
HotAir has a roundup on the bombings.
Jihad Watch reports that the bombing tactics are similar to those of Kashmiri terrorists.
Glenn Reynolds has numerous links on the blasts.
John Stephenson has a roundup of blogger reaction.
Bill Roggio has a map of the bombings.
Neo-Neocon has a very good posting looking at why the attack targeted India.

Bloomberg The blasts have taken place in Khar, Mahim, Mira Road, Jogeshwari, Borivali, Matunga and Bandra, Roy said. No one has so far claimed responsibility for the blasts.
Independent Conservative is following the story from Mumbai.


A man is injured after blasts in Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, in this video grab July 11, 2006. (Reuters)

The newswires are now suspecting Islamic extremists being behind the blasts.


A video grab shows a train hit by a blast in Mumbai, July 11, 2006. (REUTERS)


At least 40 people died in blasts on the rail network in the Indian city of Mumbai on Tuesday. (Reuters)


A man is injured after blasts in Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay. (Reuters)


Victims of a train blast console each other at a hospital in Mumbai. (Reuters)

Update 11:00 AM CST: 135 are now reported killed from the blasts.

Update2 13:00 PM CST: A militant was arrested in Delhi with 2.5 kg RDX explosive on his possession:

Police was interrogating him to find out if he has any links with the serial blasts in Srinagar and Mumbai and to find which terrorist outfit he belonged to, he said.

An amount of Rs 49 lakh was also seized from his possession, police said, adding according to their information Hussain was working for one Pakistan-based militant Mukhtar Ahmed.

Hussian, who has been living in Jangpura locality of south Delhi, was arrested when he reached the Lodhi Road area in a car to apparently hand over the cash and explosives to someone.

Their is more on the arrest of Ajaz Hussain Khwaja at Sify News. He used to finance separatists in Jammu and Kashmir.

Update3 16:00 PM CST: More than 160 people have been killed and 460 injured in the blasts!

A British terror expert says the bombings may be the work of Al Qaeda:

A leading terror expert said that chilling similarities between Madrid, 7/7 and today’s blasts in Mumbai meant it was almost certain Islamic extremists were behind the latest outrage.

Security consultant Will Geddes said that all three attacks were targeted to “paralyse” key communication networks, and singled out two extreme Muslim groups based in Kashmir as likely culprits.

Mr Geddes said: “I think there is the highest likelihood it is the terrorist cell Lashkar-e-Toiba, who appear to be the strongest, most active terrorist group acting in Kashmir and are believed to be responsible for the attacks on Mumbai in 2003.

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