Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Terror In India
We aren't the only ones with terror problems; India has it's fair share, too.
Yesterday, during rush hour in New Delhi explosions ripped through commuter trains at 18:30.
The body count is now up to 190, with hundreds injured. No one has claimed responsibility, but it doensn't take much brain power to connect the dots: Muslim terrorists. Al-Qaeda is active in India, and the train attacks came only hours after a grenade attack in Kashmir.
There are two Islamic terror groups the U.S. affiliates with al-Queada that are prolific in India: Lashkar-e-Tayyaba and Jaish-e-Mohammed.
From USA Today:
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called an emergency Cabinet meeting after the attacks. "We will work to defeat the evil designs of terrorists and will not allow them to succeed," Singh said in a statement. "The government will take all possible measures to maintain law and order and defeat the forces of terrorism." Home Minister Shivraj Patil said authorities had received some information that a terror attack was coming, "but place and time was not known," the Associated Press reported.
Dozens of militant Islamic groups have been fighting Indian rule in Kashmir, demanding independance, or a merger with Pakistan, for the majority Mulsim population. India suspects Pakistan of giving aid and comfort to the militants.
President Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz offered condolences over the loss of life, the statement said. "Terrorism is a bane of our times and it must be condemned, rejected and countered effectively and comprehensively," it said.
Anybody think that we aren't in WWIII?