Another terrorist attack in India
Three separate explosions tore through a business district in India’s Mumbai Wednesday, leaving at least eight people dead and 54 injured, authorities said. Less than an hour after the series of blasts, its Home Ministry confirmed a terrorist attack and placed the entire city on high alert.The UK Telegraph says:
Although no group claimed responsibility, the explosions hit locations where a terror siege nearly three years ago killed 166 people. Wednesday also coincided with the birthday of the lone surviving gunman of the 2008 attack.
Indian officials say they suspect the responsibility of Wednesday's attack rests with the Indian Mujahideen, a group that works closely with Lashkar-e-Taiba, is the group accused of being behind the 2008 attack.
Inevitably suspicion falls on Pakistan and its Lashkar-e-Taiba terror group, which was behind the 2008 attacks. Particularly as it comes on the apparent birthday of Ajmal Qasab, the only gunman captured alive in that attack. So it’s no surprise that Pakistan’s prime minister and president have got in fast with their condemnation. Talks are due later this month between the two nuclear-armed rivals and now is a time for cool heads. This could well be linked to Mumbai’s criminal underworld or to one of India’s own terrorist groups.Unsurprisingly, they won't say the word "jihadists".
Update: here's an extra article from the Times of India (via Hot Air Headlines).