Bombs In Bombay

Twelve explosions tear through the city, killing more than 300

THE FIRST BLAST ROCKED A GARAGE UNDER THE gleaming 29-story Bombay Stock Exchange. Over the next 2 1/2 hours, 11 more major detonations and several minor ones, most caused by car bombs, shook the center and some of the suburbs of India's largest city, killing more than 300, injuring 1,100 and leaving behind massive damage. The explosions touched off a blaze on the trading floor of the exchange, blew out the ground floor of Air India's headquarters and damaged three hotels.

As in the attack two weeks earlier on New York City's World Trade Center, which the first Bombay bombing appeared...

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