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Blast Trail Leads to Jaish Camp

The Mumbai police suspect that the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad could be behind Monday’s twin blasts in the city, which has claimed 52 lives besides injuring 178. Sources in the crime branch said on Tuesday that the police were zeroing in on three suspects – two men and a woman – on the basis of sketches based on eye-witness accounts and pictures clicked by a photographer at the Gateway of India before the blast. The pictures showed the taxi in which the bomb was hidden and a few men standing near it. The police claim the blast suspects are associates of Jaish members arrested in Thane last year. The Thane police had recovered documents showing maps of vital installations and tourist spots, including the Gateway of India, where Jaish members were planning to carry out major blasts. Police teams have been sent to Gujarat, Bihar and several parts of Maharashtra to hunt for the suspects. However, the police have no clue about the passengers of the taxi involved in the Mumbadevi blast as the driver was killed in the explosion. The crime branch is also probing the possibility of the Jaish – headed by Masood Azhar, one of the three militants released during the Kandahar hostage swap in 1999 – being assisted by the Lashkar-e-Toiba to carry out the twin blasts,which involved the use of tri-nitro toulene (TNT) and electronic timers. Full Story

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