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40 Dead in Twin Bombay Car Bomb Attacks - 2003-08-25

At least 40 people are reported killed and more than 100 injured in two bomb attacks in Bombay, India. No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks, but the city has been the target of several bombings in recent months that police have blamed on Islamic militants.

A powerful bomb exploded in the heart of the city's commercial center, near the famous "Gateway of India" landmark, a favorite tourist site.

Another explosion was reported at a crowded marketplace in southern Bombay. Police say both explosions were from car bombs.

Television pictures showed gruesome scenes, pieces of clothing strewn amid pools of blood on the street. Vehicles were blown apart and windows in nearby buildings shattered.

Bombay has been hit by a string of bombings in the past eight months.

Police have blamed Islamic militants with ties to the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba group for the attacks. Lashkar-e-Taiba is waging a separatist guerrilla campaign in the disputed area of Kashmir.

Pakistan has condemned the explosions, calling them acts of terror.