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Chronology of major bombings in India

A list of of bombing that Indian authorities have blamed on Islamic militants since 2005:

_ Oct. 29, 2005 - Sixty-two people are killed when three blasts rip through markets in New Delhi ahead of Diwali, a Hindu holiday.

_ March 7, 2006 - Three explosions rock a Hindu temple and a train station in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi, killing 20 people.

_ July 11, 2007 - Seven blasts rip through railway stations and commuter trains in Mumbai, India's commerical capital, killing at least 187.

_ Sept. 8, 2006 - A series of explosions, including one at a mosque, kill at least 31 people in Malegaon, a town northeast of Mumbai.

_ Feb. 19, 2007 - A train heading from India to Pakistan is torn apart by two bombs, sparking a fire that kills at least 68 people.

_ May 18, 2007 - A bomb goes off during Friday prayers at a historic mosque in the southern city of Hyderabad, killing 11 worshippers. Police later shoot and kill five people in clashes with hundreds of enraged Muslims protesting the attack.

_ Aug. 25, 2007 - At least 43 people are killed by three explosions at a park and a street-side food stall in Hyderabad.

_ Oct. 11, 2007 - A blast at the shrine of a venerated 12th century Sufi Muslim saint in north Indian town of Ajmer kills three people.

_ Oct. 14, 2007 - A bomb explodes in a packed movie theater in the northern industrial town of Ludhiana on one of the holiest days of the Muslim calendar, Eid al-Fitr, killing six people.

_ Nov. 24, 2007 - A series of near-simultaneous explosions ripped through courthouse complexes in the north Indian cities of Lucknow, Varanasi and Faizabad, killing at least 16 people.

_ May 13, 2008 - Seven bombs tear through crowded markets and rip apart streets outside Hindu temples in the western city of Jaipur, killing at least 61 people.

_ July 25, 2008 - Seven small bombs hit Bangalore, a southern city that is the hub of India's technology industry, killing at least two people.

_ July 26, 2008 - At least 22 small bombs explode in Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat, killing at least 42 people.

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