» 08/03/2012 INDIA Pune blasts, failed terrorist attack According to Indian officials, design flaws prevented a tragedy. The modus operandi points to the Indian Mujahideen, responsible in the past for other attacks in India. The authorities are questioning the only person wounded in the incident because of possible trips to Jordan or Dubai.
(AsiaNews/Agencies) - The serial explosions in Pune were part of a
full-blown terror attack that failed by chance, Maharashtra
authorities said with regard to the five blasts that hit the city's downtown in
the late afternoon two days ago. Indian officials have not blamed any group but
some point to the Indian Mujahideen. Meanwhile, police are still
questioning Dayanand Patil, the only person injured in the blasts to determine
his movements. Police believe he visited either Jordan or Dubai in 2003 and seized
government official said the bombs had a design flaw. A bomb disposal officer
said each bomb contained two or three detonators, and at least five of them did
of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil were found, indicating the possible involvement
of the Indian Mujahideen.
terror group used a similar modus operandi in a series of blasts in Lucknow,
Faizabad and Varanasi in November 2007 and in Jaipur in May 2008.
fact that the bombs were placed on new bicycles, dustbins and polythene bags to
explode in sequence at short intervals also point to the same group.
explosions occurred near Gandharwa theatre, the Dena Bank, a McDonald and Garware
College, considered the Oxford of Asia.
the people of Pune, the event brought back memories of an attack on 13 January
2010 against a well known restaurant that left nine people dead and 60 more wounded.