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India on high alert after Mumbai blasts


Security has been tightened with major cities across India put on high alert after three coordinated bombs ripped through crowded districts of Mumbai.

At least 21 people were killed and more than 140 injured – many of them having lost limbs.

A car was used in one explosion while a motorbike was thought to have carried another of what were described as improvised devices.

So far no group has said they were behind the attacks.

Police Commissioner, Ranjit Kumar Pachnanda:

“We have alerted all police stations, they are all around the city, checking all metro stations, market places, malls, multiplexes, hospitals, hotels, iconic structures, government buildings, religious places, tourist places.”

Police are keeping an open mind on those responsible.Although the last biggest assault in 2008 was blamed on Pakinstan-based militants, the devices used this time point to amateurish groups such as the Indian Mujahideen.

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