New Delhi: Three bomb blasts rocked Mumbai on Wednesday evening in the crowded Dadar, Opera House and Zaveri Bazar areas, police said.
The blasts went off within minutes of each other injuring 15 people.
Police, ambulance, home guards and fire brigade have been rushed to the spot. The first blast took place at 7:10 pm in south Mumbai’s Zaveri Bazaar, near the famous Mumbadevi temple, in which some people were injured, said Mumbai Police spokesperson Nisar Tamboli.
The second explosion was reported in a taxi in Dadar area, he said. “We are verifying the nature of explosions. At this moment I cannot say anything more than this,” Tamboli said.
Home Secretary has spoken to Maharashtra DGP and the National Security Guards (NSG) have been put on standby.
Union Home Secretary RK Singh told CNN-IBN, “I have spoken to the DGP and Chief Secretary. The Chief Secretary will get back to us with details. There is no confirmation about the intensity of blasts.”
According to an eyewitness a fire that broke out in Zaveri Bazar following the blasts has been brought under control.
Security alerts have been issued in Delhi after the blasts in Mumbai.
No NIA team is going to Mumbai as of now.