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Terror non-stop: Major blasts in India since 2003

Reuters
Oct 30, 2008 at 03:22pm IST

Here is a chronology of some of the major blasts that took place in India in last five years. At least 600 people have been killed and hundreds maimed and devastated in terror strikes in India. The following is a chronology of the major terrorist attacks in the country:

  • March 13, 2003: A bomb attack on a commuter train in Mumbai kills 11 people.
  • August 25, 2003: Two almost simultaneous car bombs kill about 60 in Mumbai.
  • CHRONOLOGY OF BLASTS: India has been a witness to twelve major blasts in last five years.

  • August 15, 2004: Bomb explodes in Assam, killing 16 people, mostly schoolchildren, and wounding dozens.
  • October 29, 2005: Sixty-six people are killed when three blasts rip through markets in New Delhi.
  • March 7, 2006: At least 15 people are killed and 60 wounded in three explosions in Varanasi.
  • July 11, 2006: More than 180 people were killed in seven bomb explosions at railway stations and on trains in Mumbai, blamed on Islamist militants.
  • September 8, 2006: At least 32 people are killed in a series of explosions, including one near a mosque, in Malegaon town, 260 km northeast of Mumbai.
  • February 19, 2007: Two bombs explode aboard a train bound from India to Pakistan - the Samjhauta Express - burning to death at least 66 passengers, most of them Pakistanis.
  • May 18, 2007: A bomb explodes during Friday prayers at a historic mosque in Hyderabad, killing 11 worshippers. Police later shoot dead five people in clashes with hundreds of enraged Muslims who protest against the attack.
  • August 25, 2007: Three explosions within minutes at an amusement park and a street-side food stall in Hyderabad kill at least 40 people.
  • May 13, 2008: Seven bombs rip through the crowded streets Jaipur, killing at least 63 people in markets and outside Hindu temples.
  • July 25, 2008: Seven blasts strike the IT city of Bangalore killing at least one person and injuring at least 15.
  • July 25, 2008: Seven blasts strike the IT city of Bangalore killing at least one person and injuring at least 15.
  • July 26, 2008: In Ahmedabad, a series of 21 bomb blasts within a span of 70 minutes killed 56 people and over 200 people were injured.
  • September 13, 2008: Serial blasts rocked major shopping in the Capital killing 26 people.
  • September 28, 2008: Blast rocks Mehrauli area of Delhi, killing three people.
  • September 29, 2008: Blast in Modasa and Malegaon areas of Gujarat and Maharashtra. Five people died in the Malegaon blast and one in Modasa.
  • October 14, 2008: Eight people injured after bomb planted on a rented bicycle went off Colonelganj market.
  • October 21, 2008: 17 killed in a powerful blast near Manipur Police Commando complex.
  • October 30, 2008: At least 45 killed (figure can change) and over 100 injured in 18 terror bombings across Assam.

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