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Police claim to have arrested four members of the Indian Mujahideen, including Pakistani bomb expert Zia Ur Rehman a.k.a. Waqas, in Rajasthan. The group was allegedly planning a "spectacular terror attack" in India, and a large quantity of explosives was seized. The Indian Mujahideen was listed as a terrorist group by the US in 2011 for its ties with the Lashkar-e-Taiba and other Pakistan-based outfits.
Russian and Indian troops took part in counterterrorism war games in the Mahajan range. An Indian news report said that last month Indian authorities alerted Israel that a cell of the Indian Mujahideen was planning attacks on Israeli tourists in Rajasthan. The Indian Mujahideen terror group is said to have recently split into two factions, one still linked to Pakistan's intelligence agency and focusing on attacking India, and the other with an independent agenda. Indian Mujahideen suspect Asadullah Akhtar a.k.a. Haddi disclosed under interrogation details of the group's ties to al Qaeda, the Taliban, and other organizations.
Police are searching for Afzal Usmani, an operative from the banned terrorist group Indian Mujahideen, who escaped from detention in Mumbai. He is accused of involvement in the 2008 Ahmedabad bombings in which 56 people were killed and over 200 wounded.
At least 31 people have been killed and many more wounded in clashes between Muslims and Hindus in Muzaffarnagar in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. Security forces have been told to shoot rioters on sight. Officials are blaming each other for the violence, and cite the recent publication of inflammatory material on social media. Some 200 people have been arrested, including a local Hindu politician.
Intelligence agencies warned that the Lashkar-e-Taiba is planning to attack targets in south India, possibly using an eight-man team being trained in Pakistan. The attackers are said to be likely to enter from Sri Lanka. Authorities are also concerned that several terrorist groups, including including LeT, Babbar Khalsa International, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Jamat-ud-Dawaa, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Al-Umer Mujahideen, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, are trying to collaborate on striking India.
Authorities arrested wanted Lashkar-e-Taiba operative Abdul Karim Tunda near the Banwasa-Mehendarnagar border with Nepal yesterday. Tunda, a master bombmaker, has been implicated in over 40 terrorist bombings in India. He was arrested carrying a Pakistani passport in the name of Abdul Quddus; some reports say he came from a Gulf country, or from Karachi via Dubai, in the days prior to his arrest. Hostilities between Pakistan and India in the disputed northern territory of Kashmir have escalated recently.