Explosions in India

This item appears on page 17 of the November 2008 issue.

On Oct. 1, five bombs exploded in markets and a bus station in Guwahati, northeastern India, killing one and wounding 100. On Sept. 13, five bombs blew up in shopping areas of New Delhi, killing 21 and injuring dozens. The group called the Indian Mujahideen again claimed responsibility.

The attacks match the pattern of bombings in Jaipur, Bangalore and Ahmedabad in August and early September. The low-intensity bombs were packed with materials to cause widespread injuries in densely crowded places. In each of the earlier incidents, the police located and defused unexploded bombs in other locations. Arrests have been made.