Chronology of bomb attacks in India in recent years

Chronology of bomb attacks in India in recent years
New Delhi At least 11 people were killed and over 70 were wounded when bombs ripped through a crowded suburb of the Indian city of Hyderabad on Thursday.

Here is a chronology of attacks against major Indian cities or sensitive locations in recent years:

2006

March: Blasts in a train station and a temple in Varanasi, leave 20 people dead, mostly devotees.

July: A series of seven high-powered blasts on suburban trains in India's business capital Mumbai kill 187 commuters and leave 800 injured. The attacks prompt India to freeze peace talks with Pakistan.

September: Thirty-eight people are killed and more than 100 injured in three nearly simultaneous blasts, including one in a mosque, in the town of Malegaon in Maharashtra state.

2007

February: Attackers fire-bomb the Pakistan-bound Friendship Express passenger train, killing 66 passengers, mostly Pakistanis.

May: Eleven killed, 15 injured in blast at the 17th century Mecca mosque in the southern city of Hyderabad. Five more die when police fire at Muslim protesters.

August: At least 40 people killed and more than 50 injured as two bombs rock a crowded outdoor auditorium and a popular eatery in Hyderabad.

November: At least 13 people die in bombings outside court buildings in three cities in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

2008

May: Eight blasts tear through the northern tourist city of Jaipur, killing 65 and injuring 150. A group calling itself the "Indian Mujahideen" claims responsibility.

July 26: Eight bombs go off in the high-tech southern city of Bangalore, leaving one dead and seven wounded.

July 27: A string of 16 or more bombs hit the communally tense western city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat state, killing 45 and injuring over 160. Indian Mujahideen sent a claim before the blasts.

September 13: A series of bomb blasts rock New Delhi, killing 22 and injuring 98 in busy upmarket shopping areas of the capital. Indian Mujahideen again claims responsibility.

October 30: A dozen bomb blasts rip through Guwahati, the main city of northeastern Assam state, killing at least 71 people and injuring more than 300.

November 26-29: Ten gunmen, armed with explosive devices, launch a coordinated attack on various high-profile targets in Mumbai, killing 166 people. India blames the attack on Pakistan-based militants and suspends peace talks with Islamabad.

2010

February 13: A bomb rips through the popular German Bakery eatery in the western city of Pune, killing 16 people including several foreigners. The Indian Mujahideen is blamed.

2011

July: Triple bomb blasts targeting diamond and jewellery trading districts in Mumbai leave 26 people dead. No group claims responsibility. No arrests have been made.

September 7
: Bomb kills 13 people outside the High Court in New Delhi.
Story First Published: February 21, 2013 22:03 IST

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