Tuesday 25 October 2016
10 September 2007 National hyderabad blast

Charminar's Curse

Though investigations are at an early stage, and foreign terror outfits cannot be ruled out, the blasts could well be an inside job Updates

Trail Of Terror

Hyderabad has a history of terrorist strikes allegedly masterminded by Islamic groups/ISI. Here is a police roster of the most lethal ones:

  • February 26, 2001: Bomb explodes outside state secretariat. No loss of life.
  • Nov 21, 2002: Scooter bomb kills one person at Sai Baba temple, Dilkushnagar
  • Oct 28, 2004: Main water pipeline to the city blasted at Patancheru.
  • Nov 4, 2004: Blast outside police control room. No casualties.
  • October 12, 2005: Special Task Force office targeted. Two killed.
  • May 7, 2006: Three injured in Odeon theatre blast
  • May 18, 2007: Mecca Masjid blast. Death toll 14.
  • August 25, 2007: Twin blasts in the city kills 41.
The Footprints

Who was behind the August 25 blasts? Here are some leads the police are pursuing:
  • The HUJI Connection: The role of Bangladesh-based Harkat-ul-Jehad-al-Islami (HUJI) is under the scanner. Its key operative Bilal is from Hyderabad.
  • The Jaish-Lashkar Link: Union home ministry sees a JeM-LeT involvement
  • ISI Hand: The real estate boom in Hyderabad has lured outsiders. It has also helped ISI agents set up shop. They funded the operation executed by locals.
  • The Ganesh Chaturthi Angle: The August 25 incident happened 20 days before the Ganesh festival. Hyderabad is always tense at this time. So was it some local group?


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