Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Mumbai train attacks, five years on


Workers clear debris from a railway station platform damaged by a bomb explosion on Tuesday as commuters waiting for their train watch in Mumbai, July 12, 2006, the day after the attacks. (Arko Datta - Reuters)
It’s been exactly five years since the day seven bomb blasts hit Mumbai’s commuter rail network during rush hour, killing more than 200 people. It happened over just 11 minutes, as bombs set off in pressure cookers on trains on the Western line of the Suburban railway network.

Five years later, some of the victims and the families of those who died are still trying to get compensation or justice for what happened.

Others are remembering the day:

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And expressing gratitude for the loved ones who survived:

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Listen to a first person account of the attack:

In 2008, a movie entitled, “Mumbai Meri Jaan,” which means “Mumbai my heart,” in reference to an old Hindi song, was released to tell the story of the 2006 attacks.

In November 2008, Mumbai was attacked by terrorists once again, in a three-day siege that resulted that left 164 people dead and 308 wounded.

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