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July 28th, 2008
10:47 AM ET

India: Police raid homes after bombings

India suffers a second day of deadly blasts... this time, there was a warning. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.
India suffers a second day of deadly blasts... this time, there was a warning. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Anti-terror squads have carried out raids in the search for leads into the deadly synchronized bombings that killed at least 49 people in western India over the weekend, according to reports.

In India's financial capital Mumbai, police raided the home of an American citizen and seized a computer from which an e-mail claiming responsibility for the attack was believed to have been sent, said Mumbai police chief Hassan Gafoor, The Associated Press reported.

In Ahmadabad an underworld figure with apparent ties to a banned Muslim group was arrested and police were trying to determine if he had any connection to the attack, deputy police chief Ashish Bhatia told AP.

A wave of synchronized bombs hit the western Indian city of Ahmedabad Saturday, killing at least 49 people and wounding more than 114, police reported.

Seventeen low intensity blasts went off within a span of 70 minutes Saturday night, all within a 6-mile (10-km) radius.

By 4:15 p.m. Sunday (6:45 a.m. ET), the death toll had climbed to 49. The official number of wounded was 114, according to Ahmedabad police, but Raghela said the number of injuries surpassed 200...


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  1. Annie Kate

    Synchronized bombing – like destroying an old building – but in this case destroying human lives. I fail to understand what the terrorists get from these bombings except notoriety for a brief time and more dead bodies – maybe that is the only reason – killing for the sake of killing I just hope they catch the people soon and put them in a jail and toss the key away.

    Every time I read about a terrorist attack I remember what my mother in law would say when tempers in the family would flare – why can't we all just get along? Why can't we have a little peace?

    Annie Kate
    Birmingham AL

    July 28, 2008 at 9:48 pm |
  2. Cindy

    It's sickening that people will set off bombs killing innocent people for nothing. They must have planned this for a while to set off that many bombs around the same time. There has to be a slip up somewhere so that they can catch them. I hope they find the ones responsible soon.

    Cindy...Ga.

    July 28, 2008 at 11:09 am |