By Erika W.
According to international press, three coordinated bombings hit Mumbai between 6:50pm and 7:00pm on July 13. Targeted were the Zaveri Bazaar, the Opera House district, and the neighborhood of Dadar. JCK will be blogging live news as they get more information. Our hearts go out to those affected by this terrible attack.
One of the three explosions that rocked Mumbai’s rush hour on July 13 took place outside the Panchratna Building in Opera House, the city’s traditional diamond district, according to reports from the local and international press.
A second explosion was reported in Zaveri Bazaar, a site of numerous local jewelers.
At press time, it was not clear if any industry members were injured. Read the full article at jckonline.
As the head of the Rapaport office noted in her eyewitness account, with bombs exploding in both Opera House and Zaveri Bazaar, it does appear the trade was targeted. There is some question exactly where the bomb went off; according to the Times of india, it went off outside Panchratna Building in Opera House, which is filled with diamond traders.
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