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BOMBAY, India - Seven explosions hit ay's commuter rail network during rush hour Tuesday evening, at least 20 people, police said, adding that the toll would likely rise.

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Chaos engulfed the crowded rail network in India's financial capital following the blasts that ripped apart train compartments. Doors and windows were blown off the train cars, and luggage and debris were strewn about.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for what appeared to be ings, but the blasts came in quick succession — a common tactic employed by Kashmiri militants that have repeatedly targeted India's cities.

Police Chief A.N. Roy said 20 bodies had been taken to hospitals, but "there are more casualty reports coming in."

Indian television broadcast video of badly injured people sprawled on tracks and being carried to ambulances. Witnesses reported seeing bodies parts strewn about the stations.

Some of the injured frantically dialed their cell phones.

Pranay Prabhakar, the spokesman for the Western Railway, confirmed that seven blasts had taken place. He said all trains had been suspended and appealed to the public to stay away from train stations in the city.

The first explosion hit the train at a railway station in the northwestern suburb of Khar, said a police officer who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media.

India's CNN-IBN television news, which had a reporter traveling on the train, said the blast took place in a first-class car as the train was moving, ripping through the compartment and more than a dozen people.

Another CNN-IBN reporter said he had seen more than 20 bodies at one ay hospital.

The Press Trust of India, citing railway officials, said all the blasts had hit first-class cars.

All of India's major cities were reportedly on high alert following the attacks, which came hours after a series of attacks by Islamic extremists killed eight people in the main city of India's part of Kashmir.

Kashmir was divided between India and Pakistan in war after they gained independence from Britain in 1947, and they fought another full-scale conflict over the region in 1965.

But even as the two nuclear rivals have talked peace in the past two years, New Delhi has continued to accuse Pakistan of training, arming and funding the militants. Islamabad insists it only offers the rebels diplomatic and moral support.
 

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just to add,,places where explosions took place:
mahim
khar rd
bhayander
jogeshwari
bandra
borivali
,,around 100 killed and many injured,, :( :(
 

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Just saw it on the news.....feeling really bad...there's so much of chaos and confusion......hope all the injured get atleast first aid asap.....but its really hard with so many people and also read that the rains are not helping......
 

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its very sad :( :( whosover is doing it...
 

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Hope everyone's family back home in Mumbai is doing fine.
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that IS really a very bad news... :(
 

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does anyone have relatives in bombay? are they all ok? please make sure you all call home and find out. a friend's brother is not keeping so well after these blasts :(
 

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MUMBAI 7/11 certainly is another terrorizing incident that depicts the sad state of affairs our world is facing. Calamaties like these are a disgrace, not only to any single human being, political set up or any organization, but to the entire human race.
Every life lost in these incidents affect and disturb a lot of families and friends. Just imagine how many people you have connected with yourself.
It is hard to imagine what all those individuals go through after a loss of a near one......the emotional trauma is the worst which lasts longer than any physical injury and at times never even heals. To be specific about MUMBAI 7/11, all the people travelling at the evening rush hour back home after a busy day at work were definitely dear, loved and also earning members of their families.
Life has always been unpredictable but now just because of a bunch of fanatics even death has become brutal for an average human being.

I hope may God give all the strength and courage to the families & friends of the deceased and injured. Also may He help the people of this world understand the value and gift life is.

May their souls rest in peace
 

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dentistjas said:
MUMBAI 7/11 certainly is another terrorizing incident that depicts the sad state of affairs our world is facing. Calamaties like these are a disgrace, not only to any single human being, political set up or any organization, but to the entire human race.
Every life lost in these incidents affect and disturb a lot of families and friends. Just imagine how many people you have connected with yourself.
It is hard to imagine what all those individuals go through after a loss of a near one......the emotional trauma is the worst which lasts longer than any physical injury and at times never even heals. To be specific about MUMBAI 7/11, all the people travelling at the evening rush hour back home after a busy day at work were definitely dear, loved and also earning members of their families.
Life has always been unpredictable but now just because of a bunch of fanatics even death has become brutal for an average human being.

I hope may God give all the strength and courage to the families & friends of the deceased and injured. Also may He help the people of this world understand the value and gift life is.

May their souls rest in peace
this is a bad day for India. :(
I hope the familes of SDNers from Bombay are doing ok