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article imageMumbai hit by series of explosions, 21 dead

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By KJ Mullins     Jul 13, 2011 in World
India's financial capital has been hit by at least three explosions Wednesday evening. Mumbai is dealing with more than 113 injuries as explosions ripped through some of the busiest areas of the city including an opera house.
Reports say that there have been 21 deaths so far.
According to BBC South Asia, at least three locations were hit Wednesday evening by explosions. A vehicle in Dadar, the South Mumbia Opera House and a market within the city.
The Times of India has confirmed the explosions with area police. The night of terror started at Zaveri Bazaar. The market is known for having several jewelery shops.
Conflicting reports say that either a bus or a taxi was the second target in the Dadar area of the city.
The third blast took place on Charni Road at the Opera Hose.
The New York Times reports that another device has been found. At this time it has not gone off.
A BBC News analysis reports the choice of locations for the blasts means the attacks were intended to cause maximum casualties. "But early footage of one of the blast sites - a ripped-off cover of a bus shelter and a car with its glass shattered - points to a medium-level and possibly crude explosion."
A U.S. official said there are no claims of responsibility, or any indication of which terrorist group might be behind the attack yet, the AP reports.
All states within India are on high alert.
In 2008 a terror attack by Pakistan-based militants killed 166 people in the city.
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