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2006-08-22 05:07:46

By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian police said they had foiled a possible terrorist attack in the financial hub of Mumbai after they shot dead a suspected Pakistani national and arrested another after a gun battle in the metropolis on Tuesday. The shootout came less than a month and a half after serial bomb blasts hit packed commuter trains and stations in the city, killing 186 people and wounding about 700. Acting on a tip-off, police surrounded a dilapidated building...

2006-08-14 21:15:43

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Security was tight across India on Tuesday as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressed the nation on its Independence Day after Washington warned of possible militant strikes in the wake of July's deadly train bombings. Thousands of police manned barricades in the capital, many of them armed with automatic weapons, checking cars and guarding government buildings to prevent possible attacks by Islamist militants. This year, security at vital installations and...

2006-08-13 00:34:11

By Palash Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Alarmed by the Mumbai blasts, a terror plot in Britain and a U.S. warning of a likely al Qaeda attack, India has stepped up security to its highest levels in years for this week's independence day anniversary. The celebrations on August 15 -- which mark India's independence from British rule in 1947 -- have been frequently disturbed by insurgent groups who use the national day to mount attacks and underline their presence, forcing heightened...

2006-08-11 03:05:20

By Y.P. Rajesh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The U.S. embassy in India warned American citizens on Friday of likely terrorist attacks, possibly by al Qaeda, in or around New Delhi and Mumbai in the run-up to the country's Independence Day celebrations next week. The warning came a day after British police said they foiled a major plot to attack transatlantic airliners, and exactly a month after Mumbai, India's commercial hub, was hit by a series of bomb blasts which killed 186 people and...

2006-07-31 09:14:33

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian police have arrested two more people, including a journalist, for suspected links with a banned Islamic group believed to be behind the Mumbai bombings that killed 186 people, a senior officer said on Monday. Indian security officials say the blasts were carried out by local Muslims -- possibly members or former members of the Students' Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) -- who had links to Pakistan, with the Pakistan-based Islamist militant group...

2006-07-28 08:21:40

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Two Muslim brothers have been arrested in connection with this month's Mumbai train bombings, taking the number of people in custody to eight, police said on Friday. India has blamed the blasts that killed more than 180 people on Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba and Pakistani military spy agency Inter Services Intelligence. But police suspect they used Indian Muslims to plant the bombs on packed commuter trains and stations. "Two more people...

2006-07-26 07:36:48

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Two Indian Muslims, one of them a chemical engineer, have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in this month's Mumbai train bombings that killed more than 180 people, police said on Wednesday. The latest arrests take the number of people in police custody to six in an investigation that has straddled several Indian states as well as neighbouring Nepal and Bangladesh. Police have raided slums and Muslim quarters across India, and questioned hundreds of people,...

2006-07-26 01:37:04

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Two Indian Muslims, one of them a chemical engineer, have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in this month's Mumbai train bombings that killed more than 180 people, police said on Wednesday. The latest arrests take the number of people in police custody to six in an investigation that has straddled several Indian states as well as neighboring Nepal and Bangladesh. Police have raided slums and Muslim quarters across India, and questioned hundreds of people,...

2006-07-24 03:45:37

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian police have arrested a fourth man on suspicion of involvement in the Mumbai serial blasts that killed more than 180 people this month, a senior officer said on Monday. Tanvir Ansari, a doctor of traditional Indian medicine, was picked up by the crime branch of Mumbai police late on Sunday, police inspector Sunil Deshmukh told Reuters. Ansari, a resident of Mumbai, was due to be produced in a city court later on Monday. "We have arrested him on suspicion,...

2006-07-21 09:16:30

By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - India arrested three men in connection with last week's Mumbai bombings that killed more than 180 men, and urged Pakistan on Friday to hand over a top Kashmiri militant as a gesture of its determination to fight terrorism. The three men, all Indian Muslims, were arrested on suspicion of being involved in the July 11 attacks on packed commuter trains and stations in India's financial hub, a police official said. "Yesterday, on July 20, we...


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