Wednesday, July 12, 2006, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Terror strikes Mumbai, Srinagar

147 killed as ultras target suburban trains
Mumbai, July 11
One hundred and forty seven persons were killed and 439 injured in Mumbai in a series of blasts late this evening in seven 'local' trains ferrying commuters home from work and a busy suburban subway.
Police and onlookers stand around the mangled compartment of one of the bombed trains in Mumbai on Tuesday
Police and onlookers stand around the mangled compartment of one of the bombed trains in Mumbai on Tuesday. — AFP photo
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6 tourists among 8 killed; 37 hurt
Srinagar, July 11
In yet another series of explosions, eight persons, including six tourists, were killed and over 40 others, were injured in six grenade explosions that rocked the uptown areas from Dalgate to the Central Lal Chowk area here today.
CRPF jawans carry a blast victim at main Lal Chowk after a series of six blasts in Srinagar city on Tuesday
CRPF jawans carry a blast victim at main Lal Chowk after a series of six blasts in Srinagar city on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Amin War

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Passers-by nab militant after grenade attack
Srinagar, July 11
In a rare instance, passers- by today caught a suspected militant and handed him over to the police soon after he lobbed a grenade on a vehicle in the heart of this city, officials said.

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Jammu, July 11
The serial grenade explosions in Srinagar are being visualised as an attempt of terrorists to cripple the economy of those connected with tourism by scaring away tourists.
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Nation on red alert
New Delhi, July 11
The repeat of 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai today with explosions in seven suburban trains and grenade attacks in Srinagar left the nation dazed forcing the Central government to sound a countrywide red alert after reviewing the security situation in the wake of big toll of human lives.

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Washington, July 11 
The United States, Britain, Pakistan, Afghanistan and South Africa tonight voiced outrage and condemnation of the Mumbai bomb blasts saying they were terrorist acts designed to strike at innocent people.



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Grenade attacks ‘will not derail peace process’
New Delhi, July 11
The Centre today said the serial grenade attacks in Srinagar were aimed at “derailing the peace process” in the trouble-torn Jammu and Kashmir, but the confidence-building measures will “not slow down.”

Many trains stranded
New Delhi, July 11
Railway Minister Lalu Prasad, Chairman Railway Board, Member (Traffic) and Director General, Railway Protection Force left for Mumbai on Tuesday evening after hearing of eight blasts in Mumbai trains. They are expected to reach Mumbai past midnight.

SC orders scrutiny of 13 Gujarat riot cases
New Delhi, July 11
The Supreme Court today ordered scrutiny of voluminous records of 13 major Gujarat riot cases by a senior Delhi Sessions Court Judge to determine whether re-investigation by the CBI in those cases is needed and consequently the trial is to be held outside the state.

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