Four people were killed and 31 injured when a bomb ripped through a bus packed with commuters in Bombay’s bustling commercial centre at evening peak hour in an attack blamed on Islamic rebels. Witnesses said the entire rear portion of the bus, which had been moving through heavy traffic, was torn apart while a bus coming in the opposite direction and a motorcycle were also hit by the force of the blast. “From whatever information we have, the blast was loud and a big one,” a police official said. As police and forensic experts combed the cordoned off area around the bus wreckage, Bombay Police Commissioner R.S. Sharma said he suspected the Lashker-e-Taiba Islamic militant group had carried out the attack. “We suspect that it could be the work of Lashker-e-Taiba and we have commissioned an enquiry,” Sharma told AFP, confirming the explosion was caused by a bomb. Full Story
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