Sunday, March 14, 2010

ISLAM GOOD DEED OF THE DAY: Two arrested in Mumbai for planning multiple attacks

India police arrest 2 in Mumbai for planning strikes- 5 hours ago

Police in Mumbai said on Sunday they have arrested two men they say were preparing to attack several targets in the Indian financial hub, including the offices of energy firm Oil and Natural Gas Corp.

Police said they believed the men were receiving directions from Pakistan. India has said militant groups based in Pakistan were responsible for the November 2008 attacks in Mumbai which killed 166 people.

"We believe they were taking instructions from across the border to attack three or four targets in Mumbai," said Vinesh Agarwal, an inspector with Mumbai's anti-terrorism squad

"They are being interrogated," he said.

The men were identified as Abdul Lateef and Riyaz Ali, Agarwal said.

Security in Mumbai has been tight since a bombing in neighboring Pune city last month that killed 16 people, the first major militant strike since the 2008 attacks on Mumbai.

Mumbai is hosting several IPL cricket league matches featuring Indian and international players.

There have been reports that Islamist militants had threatened to disrupt the month-long IPL tournament, as well as the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi later this year.

Let me hear it! Praise Allah!

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