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India confirms 17 people dead from serial blasts

Other News Materials 14 July 2011 10:19
A total of 17 people were killed in the serial blasts in Mumbai on Wednesday, Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram confirmed at a press conference here on Thursday.
India confirms 17 people dead from serial blasts

A total of 17 people were killed in the serial blasts in Mumbai on Wednesday, Indian Home Minister P. Chidambaram confirmed at a press conference here on Thursday.

P. Chidambaram said among the 131 injured people, 26 have been discharged, 82 were in stable condition and another 23 were seriously injured, Xinhua reported.

Ammonium nitrate was used in the triple terror attacks on Wednesday and the bomb devises were not remote-controlled, said P. Chidambaram.

He also told the news conference the blasts in three separate neighborhoods were "a coordinated terror attack," adding that it's too early to say who was behind the attacks.

The minister assured people here will continue to work, grow and prosper despite the blasts.

"Until now, no one has been arrested for the attacks and it's not sure the police will arrest some people today," said the minister.

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