When terror strikes: Serial bomb blasts that shook the country

Aug 25, 2018, 18:00 IST
  • When terror strikes: Serial bomb blasts that shook the country

    The 1993 Bombay bombings was a series of 12 bomb explosions that shook the city of Mumbai which was then known as Bombay. On 12 March 1993, coordinated attacks were carried out in revenge for earlier riots that killed many people and it was the most destructive bomb explosions that shook the nation. It was the first serial-bomb-blasts of their kind in the world. The single-day bomb blasts led to 257 being killed and 713 people were injured

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    26/11 attacks also known as the 2008 Mumbai attacks is noted as India's worst terrorist attack. On the fateful night of 26 November 2008, a group of terrorists carried out a series of 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks that lasted for four days across keeping the city that never sleeps, awake! The Mumbai terror attacks began on Wednesday, 26 November 2008 and lasted until Saturday, 29 November 2008

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    There was also an explosion at Mazagaon, in Mumbai's port area, and in a taxi at Vile Parle. A total of 164 people died and 308 were injured in one of the worst attacks in the history of the country

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    Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, the Oberoi Trident, the Taj Palace & Tower, Leopold Cafe, Cama Hospital, Nariman House Jewish community centre, the Metro Cinema are few of the places that bore the brunt of the terrorist attack

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  • When terror strikes: Serial bomb blasts that shook the country

    The 2011 Mumbai bombings often referred to as 13 July was a series of three coordinated bomb explosions at different locations in Mumbai that occurred on 13 July 2011. The blasts took place within a span of 30 minutes and shook the high profile areas of Mumbai such as the Opera House, Zaveri Bazaar and at Dadar West localities. Pic/AFP

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  • When terror strikes: Serial bomb blasts that shook the country

    The first device was planted on a motorcycle followed by the second one in a tiffin box and the third one on an electric pole. The three powerful IED blasts rocked the bustling Zaveri Bazaar, Opera House, and Dadar areas, killing 27 and wounding more around 130 people, many of them seriously injured. In the file photo, Indian security officials gather around a damaged vehicle at a blast site at the Royal Opera house. Pic/AFP

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    Terror had struck Delhi big time when a powerful bomb placed in a briefcase ripped through a crowded reception area at the entrance of the Delhi High Court on September 7, 2011, killing 12 and injuring more than 80 people in the blast.

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    A tempo was hit by a blast that was transporting 8 women who were on a pilgrimage to Vaishno Devi and Amarnath in Jammu and Kashmir on July 28, 2012. The impact of the blast was such that it left 3 dead and motorcycle-borne injured.

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  • When terror strikes: Serial bomb blasts that shook the country

    Four low-intensity blasts rocked the city of Pune within a span of nearly 40 minutes on the fateful night of August 1, 2012. The explosions occurred at locations within a radius of 1 km in Jangli Maharaj Road: in front of Balgandharva Auditorium, opposite to KFC restaurant near Garware Bridge, Dena Bank branch at Jangli Maharaj Road, and in front of the McDonald's restaurant. A fifth live bomb was found on JM Road which was later defused. The blasts that shook Pune city left Dayanand Bhaurao Patil (age 34), a local tailor, injured. Pic/AFP

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    An Israeli embassy car had exploded close to the mission in New Delhi on February 13, 2012 in a suspected coordinated terror attack. A motorcyclist attached a sticky bomb to the car of the wife of the Israeli defence attache to India while she was on her way to pick up her children from school. The woman, Tal Yehoshua Koren, sustained moderate injuries while her driver and two bystanders suffered minor injuries. 

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    A car bomb exploded in Srinagar - the largest city and the summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir on March 22, 2012, killing one person and wounding 20 others. Pic/AFP

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    On the eve of 21 February 2013, Hyderabad was hit by twin bomb blasts that killed 17 people, which included at least three college students and left 119 severely injured. The first explosion occurred outside a roadside eatery named A1 Mirchi, next to the Anand Tiffin Centre and opposite the Konark movie hall, followed by the second one two minutes later near the Route 107 bus stand close to the Venkatadri theatre. Pic/AFP

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    According to the Hyderabad Police, the bombs were placed on bicycles and it was noted that Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) had been used in the two blasts to cause maximum damage. The bombs exploded in Dilsukhnagar, a crowded shopping area, within 100 metres (330 ft) of each other. Pic/AFP

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    Four children were injured in a blast that was triggered when the children were fiddling with a bag containing explosives at a village in Bihar's Nalanda district, on 16 August 2018. The incident took place when the children found the abandoned bag and were fiddling with it, which led to the explosion. Later the police detected three more bombs inside the bag which were defused. Pic/Rep

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About The Gallery

On this day in 2003, not only the city but the nation was rocked by numerous bomb blasts at Zaveri Bazar and Gateway of India, Mumbai. We bring you a list of bombings that shook the nation and sent shivers down the spine leaving innocent lives being killed ruthlessly and amassing innumerable people being severely injured

 

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