Al-Qaeda linked '313 Brigade' warns of terror attack during Hockey World Cup, CWG

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Lahore, Feb.16 (ANI): The 313 brigade, an operational arm of the Al-Qaeda, has threatened to wreak havoc across India, particularly during the upcoming international sporting events, until the Indian Army pulls out of the Kashmir Valley.

The terror message, which was sent to Asia Times Online, shortly after Saturday's bomb blast at Pune's German Bakery, which killed 10 persons including some foreign nationals, warned foreign teams against coming to India during the forthcoming Hockey World Cup and the prestigious Commonwealth Games (CWG).

"We warn the international community not to send their people to the 2010 Hockey World Cup, the Indian Premier League and Commonwealth Games. Nor should their people visit India, if they do, they will be responsible for the consequences," wanted terrorist Ilyas Kashmiri warned.

In his message, wanted terrorist Kashmiri, the chief of the 313 brigade said: "We warn the international community to play its role in getting the Kashmiris their right to self-determination and preventing India from committing brutalities in Kashmir."

Kashmiri said his group would seek revenge for the demolition of the Babri Masjid and the 2002 Gujarat riots.

"We assure the Muslims of the subcontinent that we will never forget the massacre of the Muslims in Gujarat and the demolition of the Babri Masjid. The entire Muslim community is one body and we will take revenge for all injustices and tyranny. We again warn the Indian government to compensate for all its injustices, otherwise it will see our next action," he said.

The blast in Pune was reportedly triggered as part of what is called the Karachi Project planned by the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

The details of the alleged Karachi Project were revealed by the arrested suspected Lashkar operative David Coleman Headley to the USA"s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Headley had recced areas in Pune near the blast site.

He had reportedly also recced other cities including Mumbai, Delhi, Pushkar and Goa, staying close to Jewish prayer centres in these cities. (ANI)

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