1. Lucknow shootout: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan exposes UP link with Syria-based ISIS

Lucknow shootout: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan exposes UP link with Syria-based ISIS

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has today said that the terrorists after placing the pipe bomb in the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train, had sent the pictures to ISIS handlers based in Syria.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: March 8, 2017 3:38 PM
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Anti Terror Squad personnel take positions during their operation against a suspected terrorist holed up inside a building in the Thakurganj area of Lucknow on Tuesday evening. (PTI)

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has today said that the terrorists after placing the pipe bomb in the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train, had sent the pictures to ISIS handlers based in Syria. Speaking to ANI, he also added that the terrorists, who were from Kanpur and Kannauj had decided to rush to Lucknow after completing their work of setting off bomb in the train.

He further said that the explosives recovered from them had inscriptions written saying ‘ISIS- we are in India’. The chief minister also said that the terrorists also uploaded photos of the pipe bomb which they they had placed in train, before sending it to Syria, which suggest that they were related to Islamic State. Chouhan also pointed out that terrorists had learned mechanism of making a bomb on the net and then trained to carry out the blast.

Yesterday, at least 9 people were injured after after blast took place in a coach of the train near Shujalpur in Madhya Pradesh. The incident occurred between Jabri and Kalapipal stations this morning, a report says. “More than 9 people injured. There was a gunpowder odour,” MP Home Minister Bhupendra Singh said. Singh also said that investigation is on into the matter. Madhya Pradesh’s IG Law and order Makrand Devaskar confirmed Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train explosion that took place today was a terrorist attack.

“Injured passengers were admitted to Kalapipal government hospital,” says IA Siddiqui PRO OF Bhopal Division. “Medical team has been sent. Reason of explosion unknown,” he said. “SP, Collector present at spot. ATS and Forensic teams are investigating under DG. Observing situation personally,” says Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan.

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