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Bhopal train blast: A 'gift' from ISIS to India

Blast in Bhopal-Ujjain train injures 6
07 Mar 2017
  • Six people were injured after an explosion went off in one of the compartments of the Bhopal-Ujjain express when it was near Kalapipal town in Shajapur, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Railway officials said "the blast occurred in a general coach of the train when it was on its way to Ujjain."
  • Three compartments were derailed as a result. The cause is yet to be ascertained.

  • Bhopal-Ujjain train blast: MP's IG confirms it is terror attack
    07 Mar 2017
  • Eight passengers have been injured after the blast aboard the Bhopal-Ujjain train this morning. The injured have been admitted to the hospital.
  • Madhya Pradesh's IG Law and order Makrand Devaskar confirmed that the blast was an IED triggered by a terrorist and that three people from Pipariya have been arrested so far.
  • Police and forensic experts have arrived at the spot to collect evidence.

  • Ujjain train blast: ISIS' first strike in India
    08 Mar 2017
  • A low-intensity blast generated in the Bhopal-Ujjain train on Tuesday was the first attack by an IS module in India, and left 10 people injured.
  • MP and UP Police detained 8 members of the module; their leader Saifullah was executed in an encounter in Lucknow.
  • According to an intelligence official, the blast was merely a "trial-run" by the module, which has planned major attacks.

  • Telangana intel experts knew of Ujjain train blast beforehand
    09 Mar 2017
  • Telangana intelligence experts were closely following the online activities of alleged ISIS members including Saifullah, reportedly linked to the Bhopal-Ujjain train blast, before the execution of their terror plan. But they missed the implementation narrowly due to lag in decrypting.
  • However, immediately after the blast, they could pinpoint the location of the suspects, and helped MP and UP police nab them quickly.

  • Ex-IAF officer mastermind of Bhopal-Ujjain train blast
    10 Mar 2017
  • A former Indian Air Force (IAF) officer was among the two people caught by the UP Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in connection with the Bhopal-Ujjain train blast.
  • Ghouse Mohammad Khan has reportedly served in IAF for 15 years, and was the mastermind behind the blast.
  • Daljit Singh Chaudhary, additional director of UP Police said he was a "hardcore member of the terror module".

  • Arrests in the case
    The total number of arrests made in this case are 8, with UP Police arresting 5 members of the IS module and Madhya Pradesh Police having arrested 3 members. Saifullah, another member, was killed in Lucknow in the early hours of Wednesday in an encounter.

    Bhopal train blast: A 'gift' from ISIS to India
    17 Mar 2017
  • Ongoing investigations into the Bhopal-Ujjain train blast of 7th March have disclosed that the incident was meant to be an 'announcement' of the arrival of the Islamic State (IS) in India.
  • This announcement was made in a letter around the pipe bomb which caused the explosion.
  • The letter also named the strike as a 'gift' from Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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