By RFE RL
(RFE/RL) — Authorities say three almost-simultaneous blasts in three different locations in India’s financial capital of Mumbai have killed at least 17 people and injured 81.
All three locations are crowded parts of the city.
India’s interior minister said the blasts were a “coordinate attack by terrorists.”
Pakistan’s president and prime minister were quick to condemn the blasts. Asif Ali Zardari and Yousaf Raza Gilani said in a joint statement that they were “distressed” at the loss of life.
India has remained jittery about the threat of militant strikes, especially since the Mumbai attacks in November 2008 that killed 166 people and raised tensions with arch-rival Pakistan.
Homegrown militant groups are also active in the country and have in the past few years carried out attacks in large cities.