Terror has a new identity in India
NEW DELHI: Seemingly random incidents of arson on six trains in three states earlier this month may have been dummy runs for a bigger attack, suspect counter-terror officials. They have launched a manhunt for four jihadi suspects based on initial investigation.
“The government has decided to hand over the probe to the National Investigation Agency after it emerged that a group of four suspected jihadis may be behind the incidents. The existence of the group was previously not known to counter-terror officials. We suspect these incidents of fire may be a dry run for something big being planned by the group,” a senior home ministry official said.
The alert comes on the seventh anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, and at a time the home ministry has asked states to step up efforts to curb growing radicalisation in the face of the Islamic State strike in Paris.
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