Atleast 18 dead, many wounded in New Delhi bombings
According to the BBC, A Muslim extremist group going by the name of "Indian Mujahideen," have killed atleast 18 people and have injured many in five bombings Saturday in New Delhi.
Shortly before the bombings occured, various Indian news stations had received an email from the group stating their intentions. "In the name of Allah, Indian Mujahideen strikes back once more. ... Do whatever you can. Stop us if you can," said the message, according to Yahoo News. The message also allegedly noted that India was about to receive "the message of death."
The Indian Mujahideen group is reportedly responsible for other bombings that have occured in India since May, which have taken the lives of over one hundred Indians.
Though the bombs were believed to be small, they were set up in highly crowded public places, such as parks and shopping centers. This has been an ongoing pattern for the extremist group.
"They have tried this in other places before and they have not succeeded and they will not succeed here. They will not scare us," said Arti Mehra, the Mayor of New Delhi.
Bombings in India have increased in recent years and authorities are finding it difficult to prevent such attacks.