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Scenes From The Mumbai Bombings

Scenes from the Mumbai Bombings

Near-simultaneous bomb blasts rocked three busy neighborhoods during evening rush hour in India's busy financial capital Wednesday, killing at least 17 people in what the government called an apparent terrorist attack on the city beseiged by militants nearly three years ago.The first blast struck the Jhaveri Bazaar at 6.54 p.m., tearing through the famed jewelry market. A minute later, a second blast hit the busy business district of Opera House, several miles away in southern Mumbai. At 7:05 p.
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Near-simultaneous bomb blasts rocked three busy neighborhoods during evening rush hour in India's busy financial capital Wednesday, killing at least 17 people in what the government called an apparent terrorist attack on the city beseiged by militants nearly three years ago.

The first blast struck the Jhaveri Bazaar at 6.54 p.m., tearing through the famed jewelry market. A minute later, a second blast hit the busy business district of Opera House, several miles away in southern Mumbai. At 7:05 p.m., the third bomb exploded in the crowded neighborhood of Dadar in central Mumbai, according to police.

Click ahead from scenes from after the bombings.

Posted 13 July 2011

Mumbai Police Response

Indian police cordon off the area of a bomb blast site in Dadar Kabutarkhana area, in Mumbai on July 13, 2011.
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Indian police cordon off the area of a bomb blast site in Dadar Kabutarkhana area, in Mumbai on July 13, 2011.

Security Personnel

Indian security personnel and investigators gather at a bomb blast site in the Dadar District of Mumbai.
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Indian security personnel and investigators gather at a bomb blast site in the Dadar District of Mumbai.

Police on the Scene

Indian police stand near a bomb blast site in Dadar Kabutarkhana area.
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Indian police stand near a bomb blast site in Dadar Kabutarkhana area.

Indian bystanders gather around a damaged vehicle at a bomb blast site in the Dadar District of Mumbai.

Indian bystanders gather around a damaged vehicle at a bomb blast site in the Dadar District of Mumbai.
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The Aftermath

Indian security personnel and investigators gather at a bomb blast site in the Dadar District of Mumbai.
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Indian security personnel and investigators gather at a bomb blast site in the Dadar District of Mumbai.

Crowds Gather

Bystanders gather to watch as Indian police cordon off the area at a bomb blast site in Dadar Kabutarkhana area.
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Bystanders gather to watch as Indian police cordon off the area at a bomb blast site in Dadar Kabutarkhana area.

Aftermath From The Blast

Indian police officers stand around a car at the blast site in Dadar Kabutarkhana area, in Mumbai.
Photo: Indranil Mukherjee | AFP | Getty Images

Indian police officers stand around a car at the blast site in Dadar Kabutarkhana area, in Mumbai.