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Recent major blasts in India

May 18, 2007 20:47 IST

Following is a chronology of major bomb attacks across the country in recent times.

March 7, 2006 - Three bombs ripped through the holy city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, killing at least 28 people and injuring 62 others in a crowded temple and a railway station.

The first blast occurred inside Sankat Mochan temple adjacent to the Kashi Vishwanath temple. Minutes later, another bomb went off in the Cantonment railway station. The third blast occurred in a crowded coach of the Shiv Ganga Express train.

April 14, 2006 - Fourteen people, including a woman and a girl, were injured in two explosions inside the Jama Masjid in the old quarters of Delhi after evening prayers on a Friday. Low-intensity crude bombs were used.

July 11, 2006 - Seven bomb blasts occurred in a period of 11 minutes on Mumbai's Suburban Railway. A total of 209 people lost their lives and over 700 were injured in the attacks.

September 8, 2006 - Thirty-eight people were killed and over 100 injured in three nearly simultaneous blasts, including one in a mosque, in communally sensitive Malegaon town of Maharashtra.

February 19, 2007 - Sixty-eight people were killed and dozens more were injured after explosions triggered a major fire on the Samjhauta Express, the train connecting Delhi and Lahore.

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