Indian Mujaheedin claims responsibility for Jama Masjid shootout(Update-Jama Masjid shootout)

New Delhi, Sep.19 (ANI): Indian Mujahideen (IM) claimed responsibility for the Jama Masjid shootout incident on Sunday evening, and issued a threat to the government not to hold the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

The shootout incident occurred near the historic Jama Masjid mosque on Sunday morning in which two Taiwan nationals were injured after a tourist bus they were traveling in, was fired upon by two unidentified persons riding a motorbike this morning.

The Indian Mujaheedin claimed responsibility for the incident in a mail sent to the Hindi Radio service of the British Broadcasting Corporation.

"As we bleed so will you seap, .....Beware, this is the initiative of Allah"""""""s lions. We warn if you have the guts, you dare to organise Commonwealth Games. We know preparations for the Commonwealth Games are at their peak. Beware! We are also preparing to surprise all," the BBC Hindi Radio service quoted the threat mail, as stating.

Indian Mujahideen is believed to be a shadow outfit of the outlawed Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and has also been linked to the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit, meanwhile, urged people not to panic as proper security arrangements were being taken in the wake of the incident. (ANI)

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