Mumbai, India (CNN) — At least 21 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded Wednesday in a series of explosions that rocked congested areas of India’s financial capital, Mumbai, according to Prithviraj Chavan, the state’s chief minister.
Chavan said it was too early to talk about suspects but at least one of the blasts was “quite powerful.” He warned the death toll could rise.
Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram called the explosions a “coordinated attack by terrorists.”
He appealed for calm as Mumbaikers voiced anger at the government because their city has been a repeated target for terror.
“The entire city of Mumbai has been placed on high alert,” Chidambaram said at a news conference. “I would appeal to the people of Mumbai to remain calm and maintain the peace.”