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» 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.

Pune (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 his passport.

A 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 not explode.

Traces of ammonium nitrate and fuel oil were found, indicating the possible involvement of the Indian Mujahideen.

The 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.

The 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.

The explosions occurred near Gandharwa theatre, the Dena Bank, a McDonald and Garware College, considered the Oxford of Asia.

For 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.


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