Mumbai blast kill 8 and hurt 70

Mumbai News, Three explosions rocked India’s busy financial capital at rush-hour Wednesday, killing at least eight people and injuring 70 in what officials described as another terror attack on the city hit by a major attack by militants nearly three years ago.

“We can confirm three blasts,” police control room officer Madhuri Waghare said.

In New Delhi, the Home Ministry said the multiple explosions on Wednesday were a “terror strike” involving improvised explosive devices, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.

A minister in the Maharashtra state government, Chhagan Bhujbal, told reporters that all three explosions had targeted busy areas of Mumbai, including a wholesale gold market.

“It is clear that the attackers wanted to hurt as many as people as possible. Many people are injured,” Bhujpal said.

The explosions happened around 7 p.m., when all the neighborhoods would have been packed with office workers and commuters.

The blasts, if confirmed as a terror strike, would mark the first major attack on Mumbai since 10 militants laid siege to India’s financial capital for 60 hours in November 2008.