Tracing the 11/7 Mumbai train serial blasts convicts' deadly journey

Updated: Jul 11, 2019, 10:51 IST
  • Tracing the 11/7 Mumbai train serial blasts convicts' deadly journey

    The 7/11 Mumbai suburban trains serial blasts, carried out in a span of just 11 minutes, targeted the crowded suburban services during the evening peak hours as bombs kept in pressure cookers went off in north-bound locals on Western Railway. Pic/AFP

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  • Tracing the 11/7 Mumbai train serial blasts convicts' deadly journey

    A total of 209 commuters were killed and another 700-plus injured in the most deadly attack on Mumbai's lifeline at Bhayander, Borivli, Jogeshwari, Khar Road, Bandra, Mahim and Matunga Road, while one unexploded bomb was found by police and defused at Borivli. Pic/AFP

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  • Tracing the 11/7 Mumbai train serial blasts convicts' deadly journey

    Those awarded the death penalty are: Kamal A. Ansari, Ehtesham K. Siddiqui, Faisal Attaur Rehman Sheikh, Asif Khan alias Junaid, Naved Hussain Khan. Seven other convicts awarded life term in jail are: medico Tanvir A. Ansari, Mohammed Sajid Ansari, Sheikh Mohammed Ali Alam Sheikh, Mohammed Majid Shafi, Muzammil Sheikh, Soheil Mohammed Sheikh and Zamir Ahmed Sheikh. Pic/AFP

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  • Tracing the 11/7 Mumbai train serial blasts convicts' deadly journey

    A day prior to the 11/7 Mumbai train serial blasts, on July 10, a group of terrorists, including Pakistani nationals, gathered at the house of one of the conspirators, Shaikh Alam Shaikh, at Room no 2, T Line Shivaji Nagar in Govandi. Illustrations/Uday Mohite

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  • Tracing the 11/7 Mumbai train serial blasts convicts' deadly journey

    The group assembled the explosives using RDX and Ammonium Nitrate and placed it inside pressure cookers. The pressure cookers were then kept in bags

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  • Tracing the 11/7 Mumbai train serial blasts convicts' deadly journey

    The terrorists, carrying the bags, dispersed in groups of two to three

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  • Tracing the 11/7 Mumbai train serial blasts convicts' deadly journey

    They boarded taxis from Govandi and headed to the house of another conspirator, Faisal Shaikh, at Flat no 24, Lucky Villa, Kant Wadi in Perry Cross Road, Bandra West

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  • Tracing the 11/7 Mumbai train serial blasts convicts' deadly journey

    The next afternoon, on July 11, the planters left Faisal's residence in Bandra in groups of two to three with bags containing pressure cooker bombs

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  • Tracing the 11/7 Mumbai train serial blasts convicts' deadly journey

    Each group boarded a taxi from Bandra for Churchgate Railway station

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  • Tracing the 11/7 Mumbai train serial blasts convicts' deadly journey

    The groups disembarked from the taxis on Maharshi Karve Road, parallel to Churchgate station, and entered the platform from the subway. Each group then boarded separate trains leaving from platform numbers two and three

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  • Tracing the 11/7 Mumbai train serial blasts convicts' deadly journey

    The planters placed the bags carrying explosives on the luggage racks of the first-class compartments of different trains and wait close to the door. The terrorists then alighted from the trains at various stations before Dadar

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    One Pakistani National, Salim, who was unfamiliar with the layout of the suburban network and did know how to tackle the crowds. He failed to alight after planting the bomb. He died in the blast that took place between Matunga Road and Mahim stations

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The tragic 2006 Mumbai serial train blasts that took the lives of many 13 years ago. We look back at the terrorists' journey from bomb assembly to planting of the explosives in the local trains

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