13 July 2011

3 bomb blasts in Mumbai, 15 injured

Three bomb blasts were reported in Mumbai on Wednesday evening in the crowded Dadar, Opera House and Zaveri Bazar areas, police said.

The blasts, that went off within minutes of each other, injured 15.

Police, ambulance, home guards and fire brigade were rushed to the spot. The incident happened at 7:10 pm on Wednesday.

Home Ministry has confirmed the serial blasts in Mumbai. Home Secretary has spoken to Maharashtra DGP.

Home Ministry has put the National Security (NSG) on standby.

Union Home Secretary RK Singh spoke to CNN-IBN and said, "I have spoken to DGP and Chief Secretary. Chief Secretary will get back to us with details. No confirmation about the intensity of blast."

According to an eyewitness the fire has been brought under control in Zaveri Bazar.

Security alerts have been issued in Delhi post the blasts in Mumbai.

No NIA team is going to Mumbai as of now.

Teams of Maharashtra ATS have been rushed to the spots.

Maharashtra PwD minister Chhagan Bhujbal said, "Can confirm blasts in three locations. Can not say how many people injured or killed. Impossible to say anything about it right now. Trying to gather information."