MUMBAI, India — There are no immediate suspects in the triple bombing that killed 17 people in India’s financial capital and the attack came without warning, the country’s top security official said Thursday, while shellshocked residents lambasted the government for the apparent intelligence breakdown.
The bombings, which shook three separate neighborhoods within minutes of each other during Wednesday’s busy evening rush hour, were the country’s worst terror strike since the siege of Mumbai that killed 166 people 31 months ago.
Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram said Indian intelligence had received no warning before the latest blasts of a possible attack on Mumbai.
“Whoever has perpetrated this attack has worked in a very, very clandestine manner,” he said at a news conference after an emergency security meeting.
He said police were looking into “every possible hostile group” in their search for the culprits.