July 13, 2011 by staff
Mumbai Blasts, A home-grown Islamist terrorist group, the Indian Mujahideen (IM), is suspected of being behind the explosions of moderate to high intensity in Mumbai on Wednesday the Minister of Interior, P. Chidambaram said they were “coordinated attack by terrorists,” three.
The terrorist attack that claimed nearly 20 lives, came days after two alleged agents of Indian Mujahideen, which provided vehicles used in the series of explosions in 2008 in Gujarat, which killed 56 people were arrested in a suburb Mumbai by the Federal District Anti-Terror Squad (ATS).
Minister of Interior, P. Chidambaram said that three explosions – Opera in the area south of Mumbai, Zaveri Bazaar and Dadar West – took place between 6.45 pm and 7 pm, and “therefore, we infer from this that it was a coordinated attack by terrorists. ”
The attacks in crowded places in Mumbai, which has proved an easy target for terrorists, have a “signature” of the IM was used in carrying out explosions earlier in Bangalore, Ahmedabad and New Delhi in 2008, Varanasi and Pune in 2010, intelligence sources told IANS.
However, they said it was only a “preliminary observation,” a thorough investigation by a joint team of the main terror probe of the National Research Agency (NIA)) and the ATS could reveal who was behind the explosions.
The sources said the suspects arrested IM – 32 years old, and his cousin Mohammed Mobin 28-year-old Ayub Raja arrested with weapons and ammunition on July 6 – were being questioned again if I could give some information about the explosions.
The sources said the evidence-collected material from the point of where the explosion RDX and ammonium nitrate were used in the blasts.
“The pattern of the point of explosion to the modus operandi of instant messaging,” sources told IANS on condition of anonymity because they are not supposed to talk to the media during the course of the investigation.
The IM had owned up to a series of explosions in various cities around the country in 2008. Is believed to be a shadow organization of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba.
The sources said the explosives were “hidden” instantly operatives in 2008. These are all brands of instant messaging and we are working on some tracks, the sources said.
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