Terror strikes Mumbai again with series of blasts

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.”

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4 replies

  1. We strongly condemn terrorism for any reason whatsoever, as it involves loss of innocent lives. The Holy Quran equates killing of even one innocent person as genocide or killing of the whole of humanity, as it takes away from the sacredness of human life. The Holy Quran says:

    “We prescribed for the children of Israel that whosoever killed a person — unless it be for killing a person or for creating disorder in the land — it shall be as if he had killed all mankind; and whoso gave life to one, it shall be as if he had given life to all mankind. And Our Messengers came to them with clear Signs, yet even after that, many of them commit excesses in the land.” (Al Quran 5:33)

  2. We condemn these and everykind of cowad and inhum terror attacks. Our deepest condolences to the deceased families…

  3. Sincerest condolences to the bereaved families, and indeed, all Indians. What a tragedy; this is a most despicable act of inhumanity.

    Fortunately such incidents should only strengthen our bonds of brotherhood, and strengthen our resolve to counter injustice with increased love and humility.

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