Indian Mujahideen claims responsibility for Varanasi blast

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

NEW DELHI - Terror group Indian Mujahideen Tuesday owned responsibility for a bomb explosion in Varanasi that killed a small girl and left 20 injured, saying it was to avenge the 1992 demolition of Ayodhya’s Babri Masjid.

In an e-mail to media houses soon after the blast, the terror group said: Indian Mujahideen attribute(s) this attack to the 6th of December that will haunt your nation of worlds greatest demoNcracy until Muslims are paid back justly and fairly for the loss of their beloved Babri Masjid, the precious lives of their near and dear ones, their pride, dignity and self-respect.

The mail was sent from an e-mail ID

The Indian Mujahideen, blamed for series of terror attacks in India, has been using unsecured WiFi connections for sending mails to media houses within minutes of the blasts in the last few years.

The home ministry said it was verifying the authenticity of the e-mail.

An official said investigative agencies were looking into and tracking the internet protocol (IP) address used to send the e-mail.

The security agencies say the Indian Mujahideen is supported by the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba terror group.

The security agencies also believe that the Indian Mujahideen is one of many groups that has members from the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI).

The group claimed responsibility for the 2008 Jaipur bombings, Ahmedabad serial blasts and Delhi blasts.

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