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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mumbai blasts prompt further questions over Indian intelligence

"It is very difficult to stop every single terror attack," Gandhi added. "We've improved in leaps and bounds, but terrorism is something that is also increasing in leaps and bounds."

Very true, Imagine how hard it would be to stop a lone suicide bomber that never says anything about what he is about to do, or even a group of the rejects.

The Terrorists are suspected to be a radical Muslim group, no surprise there, some homegrown terrorists.
Cities across India are on high alert as the government came under mounting criticism for its repeated failures to detect terrorist attacks, following the blitz on Mumbai in which 18 people were killed.

As a monsoon drizzle swept Mumbai, the casualty figure from the three bomb explosions on Wednesday was revised downwards by the home minister, P Chidambaram, on a visit to the affected districts, despite the gruesome discovery of a severed head on Thursday morning.

"The discovery of the severed head takes the number of killed to 18 [reduced from the earlier official figure of 21 dead], while the number of injured stands at 131," Chidambaram said.

"It appears that ammonium nitrate was used in the bombs, with a timer mechanism. The three blasts occurred within 10 minutes of each other, which shows it was a co-ordinated terrorist attack."

He added that of the 131 injured, 26 have been discharged from hospital, 82 are in a stable condition, while 23 are critical.

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