Over 200 people died in a co-ordinated bomb attack
on commuter trains in Mumbai last June [AP]
  
A bomb blast and subsequent fire on a busy train in northern India claimed at least 64 lives on Monday, with scores more injured. 

 

There have been a string of explosions and militant attacks across India in the last five years:

 

July 2006: Co-ordinated bombings on Mumbai commuter trains kill more than 200 people and injure hundreds more.

 

Police blame a Pakistan-based militant group and the Students' Islamic Movement of India, a banned Indian group.

 

March 2006: Two bombings at a train station and a temple in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi kill 20 people. Kashmiri militants are blamed.

 

October 2005: Three bombs placed in busy New Delhi markets a day before a major Hindu festival kill 62 people and wound hundreds. India blames Kashmiri militants.

 

August 2004: A bomb explodes in north-eastern Assam state, killing 16 people, mostly schoolchildren and wounding dozens of others.

 

Two taxis exploded in Mumbai
in 2003, killing 52 people [AP]
August 2003: Two taxis filled with explosives blow up outside a Mumbai tourist attraction and a busy market, killing 52 and wounding more than 100.

 

March 2003: Ten people are killed when a bomb explodes on a passenger train in Mumbai. The attack is blamed on Islamic militants.

 

September 2002: Fighters attack a Hindu temple in the western state of Gujarat. Thirty-three people, including two attackers, die. Police blame Indian Muslims recruited by Kashmiri militants.

May 2002: Armed men attack an army camp near Kashmir's winter capital, Jammu, killing more than 30 people, including the wives and children of several soldiers.

 

December 2001: Islamic fighters attack India's Parliament in New Delhi, leaving 14 people, including several gunmen, dead. India blames Pakistan, which denies involvement.

 

October 2001: A car bomb explodes outside the Jammu-Kashmir state legislature building in Srinagar, killing 40 people. Jaish-e-Mohammed, a Pakistan-based militant group, claims responsibility for the attack.

Source: Agencies