7 Bombs Rock India


Hundreds killed in terror blasts

On July 11, 2006, passengers sat on commuter trains heading home from a hard day’s work in Mumbai, India’s financial capital.  Many of the passengers were on edge.  There had been a grenade attack in India an hour before that all assumed was tied to Islamic terrorism.

At 6:24 p.m. a blast rocked one of the trains.  A pressure cooker bomb placed in the first class section of the train exploded.  Dead and injured were thrown around the car from the force of the blast.

Within the next 11 minutes, 6 more pressure cooker bombs detonated on the same train line, all in the first class cabins.  Indian police and ems raced to the scenes, but there was nothing that could be done for 209 Indian citizens, who would not survive the attacks.  There were 714 injuries caused by the blasts.  

An Islamic terror group called Lashkar-e-Qahhar took credit for the attacks.  A worldwide investigation took place to identify and apprehend the people responsible.  Eventually 12 individuals were arrested and convicted, but many of the people responsible escaped prosecution.  

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