RealNews

4 Held in Bombay Bombings; Police Suspect Muslim Revenge Force

Prosecutors in Bombay today charged a married couple and their 18-year-old daughter, along with a second man, in connection with the two car bombings in Bombay on Aug. 25 that killed 52 people, Indian news organizations reported. Police officials said the blasts might have been the work of a group called the Gujarat Revenge Force, formed to avenge the deaths of at least 1,000 Muslims in Hindu-Muslim riots in the state of Gujarat last year. The four charged today under the country’s strict antiterrorism laws were identified as Syed Muhammad Hanif Abdul Rahim, 45; his wife Fehmida Syed, 37; their daughter, Farheen Syed, 18; and Arshad Shafi Ahmed Ansari, 26. Their suspected role in the bombings was unclear. Prosecutors said the four were arrested over the weekend based on an account given by a taxi driver. The bombs were planted in taxis. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.