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A chronolgy of blasts in India

Vicky Nanjappa in Bengaluru | October 30, 2008 21:28 IST

India has been struck again and this time terror has travelled to Assam. Every other day a blast is reported, the police investigate and make no headway, the Intelligence Bureau gives its logic, NGOs swoop in and do their work and in a short span of time it is all forgotten.

India has lost an average of 100 people every year in the past six years in terror attacks. Statistics would reveal that since 2002 600 people have lost their lives thanks to terror strikes that have occurred in various parts of the country.

A chronology of terror attacks in India :

September 24, 2002: Akshardham attack: The attack on the Akshardham temple [Images] claimed 34 lives.

Aug 25, 2003: Gateway of India attack: Two blasts near the Gateway of India claimed 46 lives.

October 29, 2005: Sarojininagar blasts: 61 people were killed in three separate blasts at Sarojini market in New Delhi [Images].

March 7, 2006: Varanasi blasts: 21 persons lost their lives following three blasts

July 11, 2006: Mumbai train blasts: 7 deadly blasts on local trains in which 209 people lost their lives.

September 8, 2006: Malegaon blasts: Two blasts killed 40.

February 19, 2007:  Samjhauta Express blasts: 66 persons killed in two blasts on Indo-Pak Samjhauta Express train.

May 18, 2007:  Mecca Masjid blasts: 9 persons were killed in a blast at the Mecca Masjid at Hyderabad. 5 persons were killed in police firing which ensued later.

August 25, 2007:  Hyderabad twin blasts: 42 persons lost their lives in twin blasts at Lumbini Park and Gokul chaat.

October 11, 2007: Ajmer blasts: Blast at Ajmer dargah kills two

May 13, 2008: Jaipur [Images] blasts: Serial blasts at Pink city claims 68 lives.                                                       

July 16 2008, Ahmedabad [Images] blasts: 57 dead in serial blasts in Ahmedabad.

July 25, 2008: Bangalore blasts: One person dies in Bengaluru [Images] serial blasts.
September 13, 2008, New Delhi blasts: Blasts at New Delhi claims 26 lives.

September 27, 2008, Delhi blasts: terror strikes Delhi again in which 3 people were killed.

September 29, 2008, Modasa blast: One killed in blast at Modasa in Gujarat.

September 29, 2008, Malegaon blasts: Five persons killed after bomb placed on a motor bike went off.

October 21, 2008, Imphal blasts: 17 killed in blast near Manipur police commando complex.

October 30, 2008, Assam blasts: Eleven blasts kill over 40 persons in Assam.



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