Deadly Terror Attack on India Commuter Trains


Death Toll in India Train Bombings at 131

Seven bombs hit Bombay's commuter rail network during rush hour Tuesday evening, killing 131 people and wounding more than 300 in what authorities called a well-coordinated terrorist attack. There was no immediate claim of responsibility in the bombings, which came in quick succession a common tactic employed by Kashmiri militants. (AP)

New York, 9/ll; Madrid, 3/11; Mumbai, 7/ll

The date of the attack, the 11th, may be only a coincidence, but it won't be ignored as investigators try to figure out who was behind today's deadly commuter train attacks in India. (ABC News)

Analysis: Attacks in India: Lashkar-e-Taiba and the al Qaeda Playbook

Seven bombs ripped through railway cars and platforms crowded with first-class commuters during evening rush hour in Mumbai, India, on July 11, killing at least 135 people and injuring some 200. All of the devices had been placed on platforms or on trains leading out of the Indian financial hub into the city's suburbs on the Western Railway Line. The entire attack took 15 minutes. (Stratfor)


Tape Claims 3 GIs Killed Over Rape-Murders

An al-Qaida-linked group posted a Web video Tuesday purporting to show the mutilated bodies of two U.S. soldiers, claiming it killed them in revenge for the rape-slaying of a young Iraqi woman by American troops from the same unit. (AP)

Interpol Issues Alert after Al Qaeda Suspects Escape Prison

Interpol has issued a worldwide alert to its 184 member countries following confirmation of a prison break in Saudi Arabia by suspected Al Qaeda-linked terrorists. (Interpol)

Analysis: Asharq Al-Awsat Investigates: The Al-Qaeda Jailbreak

By Mshari al Zaydi

The escape of seven prisoners linked to Al-Qaeda from Malaz prison in Riyadh raises questions about how best to deal with wanted militants or those who represent an ideological or military danger, in addition to those who offer logistical support to al Qaeda members. (Aawsat)


Video 'Shows Tortured US Troops'

An Iraqi group linked to al-Qaeda has released a video appearing to show the mutilated bodies of two US soldiers. (BBC)

Baghdad Minibus Attack Kills 10

Gunmen have opened fire on a minibus in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing at least 10 Shia Muslims, police say. (BBC)

Iraqis Turn to Fake IDs for Safety

A bookstore in eastern Baghdad is getting more customers these days, but they aren't looking for something to read. The owner sells fake IDs, a booming business as Iraqis try to hide their identities in hopes of staying alive. (AP)

At Least 34 Killed in Iraq Despite PM's Plea

At least 34 people were killed across Iraq in bombings, shootings, and gunbattles on Tuesday, including 10 Shias gunned down in an apparent sectarian attack in Baghdad. (Agence France-Presse)


Afghanistan's US -Led Force Says Kills 30 Taleban

US -led forces in Afghanistan killed about 30 militants in fighting on Tuesday in a southern district, the latest clash in the most intense phase of Taleban violence since the Islamists were ousted from power in 2001. (Reuters)


U.S. To Follow Geneva Treaty for Detainees

In a sweeping change of policy, the Pentagon has decided that it will treat all detainees in compliance with the minimum standards spelled out in the Geneva conventions, a senior defense official said today. (New York Times)


Somali Islamists Win City Battle

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