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Blasts aimed at disrupting communal harmony: Intelligence Bureau

Sheela Bhatt in New Delhi | July 11, 2006 21:11 IST

Intelligence Bureau sources say the massive attack on Mumbai on Tuesday -- seven serial blasts on local trains when traffic was at its peak -- was to disturb communal harmony, just like last year's attack at the Ayodhya shrine was.

One top source said the blasts in Kashmir and those in Mumbai certainly seem corelated, though all possible angles were being probed.

Terrorism expert B Raman said the Kashmir blasts and the Mumbai blasts seem orchestrated by the same command and control.

Raman believes there is a strong possibility of Al Qaeda being behind the blasts and they could have been executed by fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim -- who was behind the March 12, 1993 blasts in Mumbai -- or the Pakistan-based terrorist group Lashkar-e- Tayiba.

A Mumbai special court is likely to deliver judgment on the 1993 blasts soon.

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Sub: Blasts would strengthen the communal harmony.

This is evident from the fact that some people ran to the rescue in the middle of their namaz. They acted like the genuine bandaas ...

Posted by chanakya

Sub: Judgement Day - The 1993 Bombay Serial Blasts Case

The judgment in the 1993 Bombay Serial Blasts which is soon expected should be a clear pointer, keeping in mind the recent Mumbai Serial Blasts, ...

Posted by Percy

Sub: Mumbai blasts

Its big tragedy and my condolences to those families who lost their dears. Its really heartening see the way fellow citizens helping those who were ...

Posted by Arun Govindan

Sub: i don't agree

I do not agree that this was to cause communal disharmony, because the local trains are not used only by Hindus. Infact, a large number ...

Posted by sreenivas

Sub: Mumbai Blast

Hi, This is a serious crime by a community who are eating the food and facilities of Hindustan. At least we should wake up now ...

Posted by Hemant



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