Bombs Hit Delhi Shopping Area
According to BBC News, at least 20 were killed and 90 were injured when five bombs exploded Saturday in some of the busiest shopping areas in India's capital, Delhi.
Four unexploded bombs were also found, police say.
According to one witness, there were between 100 and 200 people around one site when the bombs exploded. "Around 1830 we heard a very loud noise, then we saw people running all over the place," Reuters news agency quoted him as saying. Footage shows streets littered with destroyed vehicles, blood, and debris.
All of the blasts occurred in crowded areas.
Thought it's too soon to tell who is responsible for the attack, it appears to be similar to recent bombings in Jaipur and Bangalore, for which a group that calls itself the Indian Mujahideen claims responsibility.
CNN-IBN, a local TV news station, said it received an e-mail before the explosions from the Indian Mujahideen. The message reportedly said: "Do whatever you can. Stop us if you can."
The Indian government has put the area on a high security alert, but the Mayor of Delhi, Arti Mehra, told reporters the city will not be intimidated. "They want to break the spirit of Delhi," he said. "They will not succeed here."
Since October 2005, over 400 people have been killed in bomb attacks in India.