Initial reports indicated that one of the improvised explosive devices had been placed in a cycle or motor-bike and the other inside a tiffin box. These reports are yet to be confirmed. The two blasts appear to have been well-timed and not remote-controlled.
I do not so far see any sign of sophistication in the assembly of the IEDs and the synchronization of the blasts. There are no reports of any crater on the ground. If a powerful explosive material had been used, there would have been craters at the place where the IEDs had been placed.
The deaths and injuries seem to have been caused by the power of the blasts and not by the use of any projectiles such as nails, bicycle ball-bearings etc. When an IED is placed in a cycle or motor-bike, there would naturally be projectiles in the form of the splinters, but no other projectile has been discovered.
Reports of damages to nearby buildings also do not indicate the use of any powerful explosive material. The timer might have been of a conventional nature in the form of a mechanical ( with a clock attachment) or chemical device.
Two timed IEDs of this nature could have been easily assembled and planted by one or two terrorists. The involvement of a large team is unlikely.
The limited geographical area of the blasts also rules out the involvement of a large team of terrorists.
The indications till now are that the two blasts are the handiwork of locals who were in a position to assemble the devices quickly and use them.
Till more evidence is forthcoming, it would be advisable not to speculate on the motive and the possible identity of the perpetrators.
B. Raman is Additional Secretary (retd), Cabinet Secretariat, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
''Major terror alert for Hyderabad for March 10
Vicky Nanjappa reports on the latest terror threat to Hyderabad coinciding with the festival of Shivratri on March 10 .The Hyderabad Police has received credible information of possible terror strikes on the city on the occasion of Shivratri on March 10.
The information has been picked up based upon the ongoing investigations into the recent blasts that rocked the city in which 17 people died and over 100 were injured.
The local intelligence officials are coordinating with the Intelligence Bureau and the city police on the information about a possible terror strike on the city.'
Hindus can't even celebrate their festivals in India due threats of bombings like Shias,Ahemdias get in Pak .
Available information show that old bicycles which were used have various parts made of different brands. At least three might have kept the two bicylces and escaped on a third cycle. We can almost guess that they could not have cycled to the area from any more than 2 kilo meters. So, we may guess that all of them or at least one might standing away somewhere to witness the blast. All the injured must be investigated and rule out any chance of an actual terrorist being treated like a victim!!
All availble indications point out jehadi terrorists based on some false perceptions or ideology. A complete disgust with Govt.administraion ( which is possible) and their corruption should target a different location like a Govt.building or railway station etc.,
Now in many Hanuman temples ( Ram and Hanuman temples were targets of Indian Mujahedden targets earlier) in Hyderabad have cellphone jammers, video recording systems and some security in place.
It is clear that wanted a very soft area where survillience is almost negligible and they got. it. It has been highly speculated here, that , terrorists actually targetted Shirdi Sai Baba temple but on the last minute they parked at cinema theatre because of high security at the temple due to Police commissioner's visit half-an hour before the actual blast.
There is a rumour that cctv at Dilsuknagar bus terminal recorded something. It may not be true considering a very ineffficient Hyderabad police and a mad Tuglaq style administration. But terrorists must be hiding themseleves somewhere until they are that they were not ditected and after that they would ventue out again in search of one more target.
Available information shows that old bicycles which were used have various parts made of different brands. At least three might have kept the two bicycles and escaped on a third cycle. We can almost guess that they could not have cycled to the area from any more than 2 kilo meters. So, we may guess that all of them or at least one might stand away somewhere to witness the blast. All the injured must be investigated and rule out any chance of an actual terrorist being treated like a victim!!
All available indications point out jihad terrorists based on some false perceptions or ideology. A complete disgust with Govt.administration (which is possible) and their corruption should target a different location like a Govt.building or railway station etc.
Now in many Hanuman temples ( Ram and Hanuman temples were targets of Indian Mujahedden targets earlier) in Hyderabad have cell phone jammers, video recording systems and some security in place.
It is clear that they wanted a very soft area where surveillance is almost negligible and they got It. It has been highly speculated here, that , terrorists actually targeted Shirdi Sai Baba temple but on the last minute they parked bicylces at cinema theatre because of high security at the temple due to Police commissioner's visit half-an hour before the actual blast.
There is a rumor that cctv at Dilsuknagar bus terminal recorded something. It may not be true considering a very inefficient Hyderabad police and a Tuglaq style administration. But terrorists must be hiding themselves somewhere until they are sure that they were not detected and after that they would venture out again in search of one more target.
Well Mr Raman is wise some times.Perhaps he supectss who did this!In any case how come he is silent on the remarks of Shinde?!Does he think there could be some truth in Shinde's remark of Hindu Terror that he is made him silent!
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