July 13, 2011 / 3:40 PM / 8 years ago

Improvised explosive used in at least one India blast: police

People on the streets react after explosions hit Mumbai in this still image taken from video, July 13, 2011. REUTERS/Zee TV via Reuters TV

MUMBAI (Reuters) - An improvised explosive device was used to carry out at least one of the three near simultaneous blasts that ripped through populated areas of India’s financial capital of Mumbai on Wednesday, the city’s police chief said.

Arup Patnaik, Mumbai’s police commissioner told local television that an improvised explosive device (IED) was put inside an umbrella at Zaveri Bazaar, one of the three blast sites.

At least 100 people were wounded in the blasts, India’s home secretary said.

Reporting by Rosemary Arackaparambil

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