Bloody Sunday

A series of explosions around the world has killed more than 120 people. A train bombing in northern India left at least 64 people dead, while three car bombs in Baghdad — the bloodiest violence since a security crackdown began — killed more than 60 and injured at least 131. A bomb also exploded at a McDonald’s in St. Petersburg, Russia, in an act of “hooliganism,” according to police. There was no indication that each nation’s violence was related to the explosions in the other countries.



At least 64 people have been killed in a series of explosions and a fire on a Pakistan-bound train in the northern Indian state of Haryana, officials say.

Passengers reported hearing two blasts as the train passed near Panipat, about 80km (50 miles) north of Delhi.

The train – the Samjhauta Express – was part of a service taking passengers from Delhi to Lahore in Pakistan.


More than 60 people have been killed and 131 injured in three car bombs in Shia districts of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police sources have said.

Twin blasts hit a market in the New Baghdad area, killing 60 people. Two more people died in another blast in Sadr City.

The attacks are the deadliest since a joint US-Iraqi security offensive was launched on Wednesday.


An explosion at a McDonald’s restaurant in the Russian city of St Petersburg has slightly injured six people with concussion and cuts from flying glass.

The cause of the blast was unclear, but police said their initial information suggested that it was caused by “an explosive device”.

However, they said they were treating the incident as “hooliganism” rather than terrorism.

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  • India
  • Iraq
  • Russia
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