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Explosive in Bombay Blasts Identified

A powerful explosive favored by Islamic guerrillas in Kashmir was used in the twin bombings in Bombay this week, police said Wednesday, bolstering India’s assertion that Muslim militants carried out the terrorist attack. At least 51 people were killed and 156 injured in the explosions Monday outside the Gateway of India, a historical landmark, and Zaveri Bazaar, a gold and diamond market. Police Commissioner Ranjit Sharma said Wednesday that preliminary investigations indicated the explosive RDX was used in both blasts. “Forensic reports are awaited but we suspect that a small quantity of RDX is responsible for creating this damage,” Sharma told The Associated Press. Indian security officials say RDX is almost always used by Islamic militants in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, where separatists are fighting Indian forces. Full Story

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