India has been hit by a series of deadly attacks over the past seven years [AFP]

Oct 1, 2001 - Fighters storm the Jammu and Kashmir state assembly complex, killing about 35 people.
 
Dec 13, 2001 - More than a dozen people, including five armed men, killed in an attack on the national parliament in New Delhi.

Sept 24, 2002 - Men with guns and explosives attack the Akshardham Hindu temple in the western state of Gujarat, killing 31 people and wounding more than 80.

May 14, 2002 - Fighters attack an army camp near Kashmir's winter capital, Jammu, killing more than 30, including several wives and children of soldiers.

March 13, 2003 - A bomb attack on a commuter train in Mumbai kills 11 people.

Aug 25, 2003 - Two almost simultaneous car bombs kill about 60 people in Mumbai.

Aug 15, 2004 - Bomb explodes in northeastern Assam state, killing 16 people, mostly schoolchildren, and wounding dozens.

Oct 29, 2005 - Sixty-six people are killed when three blasts target markets in New Delhi, a day before an annual Hindu festival.

March 7, 2006 – More than 15 people are killed and 60 wounded in three explosions in the north Indian Hindu pilgrimage city of Varanasi.

July 11, 2006 - More than 180 people are killed and at least 800 people are injured in seven bomb explosions at rail stations and on trains in Mumbai.

Sept 8, 2006 - At least 32 people are killed in a series of explosions, including one near a mosque, in Malegaon town, 260km northeast of Mumbai.

Feb 19, 2007 - Two bombs explode aboard a train bound from India to Pakistan, burning to death at least 66 passengers, most of them Pakistanis.

May 2007: Eleven killed, 15 injured in blast at 17th century Mecca mosque in Hyderabad. Five more killed when police fire at Muslim  protesters.

August 2007: At least 40 people killed and more than 50 others injured as two bombs rock a crowded outdoor auditorium and a popular eatery in the southern city of Hyderabad.

October 2007: Two die in a low-intensity explosion in the Ajmer Sharif shrine during Ramadan in the northern town of Ajmer. The  Islamic shrine is equally popular among Hindus and Muslims of India and Pakistan.

May 2008: Eight serial blasts tear through the northern Indian tourist city of Jaipur, killing 65 people and injuring 150 more.

July 25, 2008 - Eight bombs go off in the high-tech southern Indian city of Bangalore, leaving one dead and seven wounded.

July 26, 2008 - Series of explosions in the space of 90 minutes claimed by "Indian Mujahidin" in Ahmedabad in western India kill dozens.

Source: Agencies