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Muslim Terrorists Kill 44 In Southern India

From the Kuwait News Agency:

Death toll in Hyderabad blasts rises to 44

August 26th, 2007

By Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury

NEW DELHI, Aug 26 (KUNA) — Barely three months after a blast at Mecca Masjid in Southern Indian city of Hyderabad, Pakistan-based guerrilla groups masterminded two near-simultaneous bomb blasts at a crowded park and a popular eatery in the city late on Saturday in which 44 were killed and 100 injured.

The death toll rose to 44 Sunday. Explosions had ripped through the recreational centres in Lumbini Park and famous Gokul Chat Bhandar in Kothi locality in Hyderabad, which was packed with weekend crowd.

The blast at Gokul Chat claimed 34 lives while the one at the park killed 10 people. The dead include eight women and two children. Police officials and doctors warned that the toll could increase as the condition of many of the injured in different hospitals was stated to be critical.

Hundreds of people had gathered to see a laser show at the Lumbini Park, situated near the Andhra state secretariat in the heart of the city. The blast was so powerful that some of bodies were flung into the air and scattered all over the area. “International organisations are interested in destabilising the country. Available information points to terrorist organisations in Bangladesh and Pakistan,” the chief minister Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajashekhara Reddy told reporters at Hyderabad today.

Investigations are going on to nab the culprits, he said, adding, “Bomb blasts are the cruelest act against humanity. The perpetrators of such an act can have no religion or ideological or national identities. They can be best described as traitors to humanity.” A senior Indian security official told KUNA that Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohamad and Harkat-ul-Jihadi Islami were suspected of being behind the twin blasts in Hyderabad. “These were the handiwork of Pakistan-based guerrilla groups, who were looking for an opportunity to strike after a lull,” he said, not ruling out the possibility of Pakistans intelligence agency ISI role in the blast…

Immediately after the blasts, material to make explosives was recovered from 16 locations across the city. A bigger disaster was averted when police recovered live bombs from three separate places in the city including one in the Lumbini Park auditorium, and defused them on time, Indias leading English news channel CNN-IBN reported from Hyderabad.

The other bombs detected and defused were in Dilsukhnagar where a bomb was planted underneath a foot-over-bridge and Venkataramana Theatre at Kachigudu locality, also in Hyderabad.

Police have identified the explosive used as Neoi Gel 90, which was allegedly sourced from a chemical plant in Western Indian city of Nagpur.

Senior police and Indian intelligence officials told CNN-IBN that the explosives used in the blasts were similar to those used in Mecca Masjid explosions which claimed 11 lives in May this year. The Saturday blasts have proved wrong those who had dismissed the mosque blast as an isolated incident. The bombs might have been assembled in Hyderabad and the same outfit, which was behind the Mecca Masjid blast, could also be behind this attack as in both instances cell phone timers were used.

The police have taken 25 people into custody. They were picked up from various lodges and hotels in Hyderabad on suspicion. Initially, the police had said timer devices were used for the attacks but now sources say they are not ruling out the hand of suicide bombers also…

But you see, all Muslim terrorism is due to the presence of the US in the Middle East.

A senior Indian security official told KUNA that Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohamad and Harkat-ul-Jihadi Islami were suspected of being behind the twin blasts in Hyderabad.

Obviously this “security official” is confused about the meaning of “jihad.”

As we are constantly assured, “jihad” only refers to the “inner struggle” the faithful go through to become better Muslims.

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