Delhi bomb: Indian group ‘may be behind’ court attack
ndia’s Home Minister P Chidambaram has said it is likely that an attack on the Delhi high court was carried out by militants based in India.
“We can no longer point to cross-border terrorism as a source of terror attacks in India,” Mr Chidambaram told the BBC.
He said the authorities were still trying to verify emails allegedly sent by two groups claiming responsibility for Wednesday’s attack.
The death toll from the blast has now risen to 13, with 76 others wounded.
The two groups who have purportedly said they carried out the attack are Harkat-ul Jihad al-Islami (Huji), which has Pakistani origins and is accused of links to al-Qaeda, and the Indian Mujahideen.
The email reportedly sent by Huji was traced to a cyber cafe in Indian-administered Kashmir and police there have detained five people.
Mr Chidambaram said that even though Huji had claimed responsibility for the blast, the group had not been active in India for a while.
“There have been three major attacks in India recently - in Pune, Mumbai (Bombay) and Delhi.
“In respect of the Mumbai and Pune attacks, we are fairly certain they were carried out by Indian modules or India-based modules,” Mr Chidambaram said, in his first media interview since the court bombing.