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Wake-up call for India's IT hub
July 26, 2008

Bangalore, the IT capital of India after the IISC attack, had been termed as a sitting duck.

There were warnings galore that the city will be struck and come Friday, July 25, 2008, the nightmare was re-lived. Nine low intensity bombs went off in a span of one hour in which one person died and several others injured.

Coverage: Terror rocks Bengaluru

Although investigations are still at a preliminary stage, the Bangalore Police say that they are probing into the HuJI, SIMI and the LeT link into the case. They say that the bombs were made of ammonium nitrate and urea packaged with nuts and bolts.

The bomb was triggered off by a timer device. Twenty four hours later, the police continue to search for clues into the incident.

Police Commissioner Shankar Bidri says the blasts were more of an attempt to scare people rather than cause any casualties.

While SIMI have cropped up as the usual suspects in this case, the IB maintains that it is too early to come to any conclusion. They say that the serial attacks in Bangalore were triggered off by unprofessionals and the manner in which the bombs were made is only an indication of this.

Image: Bomb Disposal Squad and the police dog squad inspect the bomb blast site in Madiwala.
Photograph: PTI Photo by Shailendra Bhojak

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