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Thursday, July 14, 2011

3 Explosions Rock Mumbai, India

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Three bombs rocked crowded districts of Mumbai during rush hour on Wednesday, killing at least 21 people in the biggest militant attack on India's financial capital since 2008 assaults blamed on Pakistan-based militants.

India has remained jittery about the threat of militant strikes, especially since the November 26, 2008 attacks that killed 166 people and raised tensions with nuclear-armed arch rival Pakistan.

At least 141 people were wounded on Wednesday and the death toll was at least 21, the Home Ministry said in statements about what it called "terror attacks" centered mainly on Mumbai's jewelry markets.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blasts.

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