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Deccan Mujahideen claims responsibility

Vicky Nanjappa | November 27, 2008 03:18 IST
Last Updated: November 27, 2008 03:50 IST

Another terror attack and another new outfit. An unheard of outfit called as the Deccan Mujahideen has claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks in Mumbai.

The brand new outfit took nearly six hours to claim responsibility for the attack. Intelligence Bureau officials says that the Deccan Mujahideen is an unheard of outfit.

The IB however does not rule out groups like the SIMI [Images] or its version 2 the Indian Mujahideen [Images] to be operating in another name. The modus operandi is very similar to what the SIMI had done earlier. When the heat was stepped up on the outfit, it had revamped into the Indian Mujahideen. This seems like a similar ploy considering the fact the heat was stepped up on the Indian Mujahideen say IB sources.

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The key to the details of this outfit will depend on the interrogation of the nine youth who have been detained by the police. The IB says that every time a new outfit is floated there is a tendency of doing something big so that the world sits up and takes notice.

Even in this case, the terrorists wanted to gain a lot of attention and hence the target was obviously the foreign nationals. Eye witnesses pointed out that the terrorist who were holed up in the Oberoi hotel in Mumbai had specifically asked for American and British nationals. The terrorists repeatedly asked the tourist for their nationality and depending on their answer they were taken hostage.

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The IB says for newer outfits which branch out of older ones it is necessary to create and impact since it only helps bring in more funds. The new outfit, Deccan Mujahideen is following a similar pattern as was followed by the Indian Mujahideen.The IM too followed a similar pattern in the beginning by carrying out bold attacks coupled with a lot of arrogance.

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