Kabar Dari Mumbai #12: Tiga Ledakan
Sore ini ada yang aneh. Masih hujan tanpa henti, khas monsoon. Komunikasi telepon selular tak selancar biasanya. Dari kejauhan, terdengar suara sirine bersahutan. Ternyata tiga ledakan terjadi di daerah Dadar, salah satu pusat komersial Mumbai, jaraknya 10 menit jalan kaki saja dari kantor Widyastuti.
3 deadly blasts rock Mumbai
Up to 10 reported killed, dozens injured
MUMBAI — At least three explosions rocked India’s commercial capital of Mumbai on Wednesday evening, injuring and killing an unspecified number of people in a what the Home Ministry has confirmed as a terrorist attack.
Indian officials told The Washington Times that 60 people were injured, but eyewitnesses said many more were injured in the blasts. Unconfirmed reports put the number of wounded at around 100.
Mumbai was the target of terrorist in November 2008, when 10 Pakistani-trained militants armed with assault rifles and grenades waged a three-day seige of the downtown area, killing 166 people including six Americans. More than 300 people were wounded in the assault.
Wednesday evening’s attack occurred in crowded places during the rush hour.
Police, fire fighters and rescue teams were engaged in operation to clear the areas and take the injured to hospitals.
One blast occurred in a car in Dadar West’s Kabutar Khana area near a railway station in central Mumbai, while in Zaveri Bazaar it occurred in a jewelry shop.
Zaveri Bazaar and Opera House, two scenes of attack, are in south Mumbai.
Zaveri Bazaar is the chock-a-block hub of the jewelry trade in the city.
Opera House is an upscale area of Mumbai, which is known for its Bollywood film industry and headquarters of the large corporations.
Mumbai and other Indian cities were put on high alert after the blasts.
India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) has been sent to Mumbai to probe the explosions.
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