Three explosions went off within minutes of each other here Wednesday evening, leaving several people injured and sparking minor fires, in the first terror attack in Mumbai after November 2008.
The fires were quickly put out, and police quickly moved into all three areas -- Dadar in central Mumbai and Opera House and Zaveri Bazar in south Mumbai.
All three are busy commercial and residential areas, and were bustling with people and traffic during the evening peak hours when the explosions took place.
Police said the first explosion at Opera House occurred after 7 p.m. Within minutes, the other blasts followed.
The terror attack spread panic in Mumbai, India's commercial and movie capital.
A parked car bore the brunt of the blast in Dadar.
Police teams quickly moved into the three places. In New Delhi, the home ministry put the National Security Guard (NSG) on alert.