MUMBAI, India – Chronology of terror in Mumbai:
July 11, 2006: Series of blast rock Mumbai, many feared dead and scores injured.
Aug 25, 2003: 46 dead in twin blasts suspected to be carried out by two terrorist groups.
Mar 13, 2003: A powerful bomb blast shattered a bogie of a local train at Mulund railway station in the peak hours killing 11 people and injuring more than 65. This was the most powerful serial explosion.
In these blasts, the hand of SIMI was suspected and more than 20 people had been arrested under Prevention of Terrorism Act. They were charged with waging a war against the nation and participating in a conspiracy to create a series of blasts.
Among the accused is former secretary of SIMI Saquib Nachan. The police have already filed a charge sheet against him and others.
Jan 27, 2003: At least 30 people were injured when a bomb planted on a bicycle went off throwing splinters of sharp nails outside Vile Parle railway station. The explosion occurred near a shopping complex in the evening hours. On the ill-fated day, all the shops in the area were closed for a weekly holiday. Later, a woman succumbed to injuries.
Dec. 6, 2002: 25 people were injured in a bomb blast at McDonalds fast food restaurant at Mumbai Central Railway Station. The bomb was planted in the air conditioner duct. It was suspected to be a crude bomb.
Dec. 2, 2002: Two persons were killed and 31 injured in a powerful explosion in a bus outside the crowded Ghatkopar railway station. The blast ripped through the bus damaging its rear portion. Banned SIMI was suspected to be behind the blasts with the police arresting more than six persons in this case.
March 12, 1993: A series of 13 bomb explosions that left more than 257 dead with 1,400 others injured.
Source: Zee News