Group linked to Al Qaeda says it planted bomb in market: Police
Hindustan Times Delhi|January 17, 2022
Mujahideen Ghazwat-ul-Hind (MGH), an al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group active in Kashmir, has claimed responsibility for planting an improvised explosive device (IED) at the Ghazipur flower market last week, said Delhi Police officers associated with the investigation, even as no arrests weremade till late Sunday.
Karn Pratap Singh

NEW DELHI:

Although the authenticity of the claim could not be established, agencies said they were taking the matter seriously and have sounded an alert in DelhiNational Capital Region (Delhi NCR) and other states, including those that are headed for elections, the officers said.

A Delhi Police officer associated with the probe and who asked not to be named said the group made the claim on a Telegram group, where it also claimed that “the IED did not explode due to technical glitches”.

According to the officer, the Telegram message was found during social media monitoring by intelligence gathering agencies. The same message was shared with the special cell that is investigating the IED recovery case.

“In the same message on the platform, the alleged terrorist outfit mentioned that the IED not going off does not mean their (the outfit’s) plan failed. Through the message, the outfit also warned agencies to prepare themselves for more such attempted terror strikes,” the officer said.

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