Just heard on Rick’s radio show, Blasts in India financial capital
At least three explosions have taken place in the Indian financial capital, Mumbai (Bombay), police say.
It is not yet clear what caused the blasts and police are not confirming the location of the explosions, which occurred during evening rush hour.
Some reports say at least one of the blasts took place near a train station. Unconfirmed reports speak of a number of casualties.
There have been a number of bomb attacks in Mumbai in recent years.
According to Reuters, There have three been blasts in Khar, Santa Cruz and Mahim”, and CNN states there were at least five blasts.
Pajamas Media has more.
Bloomberg confirms 5 explosions and 8 deaths. TV channel CNN-IBN was reporting that atleast 15 people were killed in the Matunga/Mahim blast.
Hot Air has more information.
High-intensity explosives have been used for these attacks; some of the railway carriages have been ripped apart. This is clearly no amateur job, but a well-planned operation by a group with plenty of resources.
Mumbai Help are on site.
Update 3 at least seven blasts, a hundred dead, hundreds injured.
The first blast went off at about 1830 local time (1300 GMT), during the peak of the evening rush hour in the suburbs on the busy Western Railway
Update 5 Gateway Pundit has photos.
12:31 update In addition to Mumbai (Bombay) and Kashmir, Srinagar (via Captain’s Quarters.
Fox News has video, and reports: Shortly after the Bombay bombings, police arrested members of an Islamic group in India
“There is no information about who is behind these blasts,” Asthana said, but soon after the attacks, police arrested members of Lashkar-e-Toiba, an Islamic group in India responsible for previous attacks in India.
A strong ally of ours suffered mulitple terror attacks at the height of rush hour.
2:52 update BBC:
The blasts came hours after suspected Islamic extremists killed seven people in grenade attacks in the summer capital of Kashmir, Srinagar.
France2 reports 147 dead and almost 500 injured.