13th July 2011, Mumbai: There is a series of bomb blasts reported in 3 different places of Mumbai today. Blasts happened in Daadar, Zaveri bazaar and opera house. Nearly 15 persons reported as injured.
Union Home Ministry confirmed that the blasts are terror strikes and added that Improvised Explosive Devices were used at all the three locations.
The blasts went off within minutes of each other.
Police, ambulance, home guards and fire brigade have been rushed to the spot. The first blast took place in south Mumbai’s Zaveri Bazaar, near the famous Mumbadevi temple, in which some people were injured, said Mumbai Police spokesperson Nisar Tamboli.
The second explosion was reported in a taxi in Dadar area, he said. “We are verifying the nature of explosions. At this moment I cannot say anything more than this,” Tamboli said.
The blast at Opera House took place in the two-storey JK Building, Tata Road No. 1.
Union Home Secretary RK Singh told CNN-IBN, “I have spoken to the DGP and Chief Secretary. The Chief Secretary will get back to us with details. There is no confirmation about the intensity of blasts.”
According to an eyewitness a fire that broke out in Zaveri Bazar following the blasts has been brought under control.
Security alerts have been issued in New Delhi after the blasts in Mumbai.
A Border Security Force plane is leaving for Mumbai with National Security Guards personnel, forensic experts and senior National Investigation Agency officials.
The injured have been rushed to JJ Hospital, GT Hospital and St George’s Hospital.