Hyderabad: Fourteen people were killed and nearly 80 injured on Thursday evening in twin blasts in Dilsukhnagar, a busy suburb of Hyderabad. (Read) It is the same area that an alleged terrorist had admitted to surveying in October last year on an assignment from the terror group Indian Mujahideen, according to a statement by the Delhi Police.
At the time, the Delhi Police had released a report that said the man, named Maqbool, who was arrested from Hyderabad and was part of an Indian Mujahideen cell, had surveyed three places in and around Hyderabad, including Dilsukhnagar, in 2012 on the instructions of Riyaz Bhatkal, an alleged senior Indian Mujahideen operative.
The police report said, "About a month before Ramzan in 2012, Maqbool helped Imran in doing a recce of Dilsukhnagar, Begum Bazar and Abids in Hyderabad on a motorcycle. This was done on the instruction of Riyaz Bhatkal."
So far, no organisation has claimed responsibility for the twin blasts in Hyderabad.