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Friday, July 15, 2011

India blames Mumbai attack on terrorists

India blames Mumbai attack on terrorists


I thought maybe some non violent peace loving hippies did it.

Los Angeles imesT

India's home minister said Thursday that it was too early to blame any particular militant group or individual for the deadly blasts that struck Mumbai at rush hour a day earlier, but that the coordinated attack was the work of terrorists.

He also defended the intelligence services' record in the run-up to the three explosions, adding that they had no information that an attack was coming.

"Whoever planned this attack worked in a very, very clandestine manner," Palaniappan Chidambaram told reporters Thursday morning. "It's not a failure of intelligence."

The home minister also amended the casualty figures, saying 18 people had died rather than the 21 cited earlier by a top state official, with 131 hospitalized. Of the injured, 23 were seriously hurt, and some are in critical condition. A victim whose head was severed remains unidentified, Chidambaram said

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