Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pune blast: Al Qaeda arm claims responsibility

I haven't seen this reported in our papers yet. Asia Times online reports that 313 brigade, an arm of Al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the recent Pune blast. Asia Times received a message that read:

“We warned the international community to play their role in getting the Kashmiris their right of self-determination and preventing India from committing brutalities in Kashmir, especially in Badipuar, raping the women and behaving inhumanly with Muslim prisoners.

“We warn the international community not to send their people to the 2010 Hockey World Cup, IPL [Indian Premier League - a cricket competition involving international players] and Commonwealth Games [to be held in Delhi later this year]. Nor should their people visit India - if they do, they will be responsible for the consequences.

"We, the mujahideen of 313 Brigade, vow to continue attacks all across India until the Indian Army leaves Kashmir and gives the Kashmiris their right of self-determination. We assure the Muslims of the subcontinent that we will never forget the massacre of the Muslims in Gujarat and the demolition of Babri Masjid [a Muslim mosque destroyed by Hindu militants in 1992]. The entire Muslim community is one body and we will take revenge for all injustices and tyranny. We again warn the Indian government to compensate for all its injustices, otherwise they will see our next action.

"From 313 Brigade"

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K.R.Srivarahan said...

Mr.P.Chidambaram has recently referred to the threats issued by Ilyas Kashmiri who seems to head 313 brigade, in many of his public utterances. Ofcourse, as Asia Times qualifies in its report, 313 brigade did not claim responsibility for the Pune terrorist attack.