Bombs explode in trains in Bombay on the evening of July 11 2006, killing about 200 Indians. Here are three excerpts from news coverage of that atrocity:
- While there is no reason to believe that the terrorist strikes of July 11 might have been carried out by the Arab members of Al Qaeda, the inspiration and planning are likely to have come from the group. The execution could have been through Al Qaeda's surrogates -- Lashkar-e-Tayiba, other Pakistani members of the Al Qaeda-led International Islamic Front, members of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India or the followers of Dawood Ibrahim.
- Police suspect Lashkar-e-Tayiba and the banned Students Islamic Movement of India to be behind the serial blasts in the suburban trains of Mumbai on Tuesday evening.
- Even though fingers are being pointed at Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, no evidence has yet been unearthed.
Bombs explode in Malegaon on the afternoon of September 8 2006, killing about 35 Indians. Here are three excerpts from news coverage of that atrocity:
- Anti Terrorism Squad chief, K P Raghuvanshi ... said it was too premature to comment on who the suspects are.
- The crude bombs used and the timing and venues indicate that the Malegaon blasts may not be the handiwork of the usual suspects like the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, intelligence sources said. “These could be other people, probably not even Muslims,” a source said.
- [The police are] taking care not to name either Hindu or Muslim groups as suspects.