New Delhi, July 7: Jihadist groups have been reportedly threatening to attack Buddhist targests for over a year now. In July last year, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, linked to the al-Qaeda, threatened to attacks Buddhists to avenge the recent communal violence in Myanmar.
Last month, Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed publicly accused
India of helping Myanmar to eliminate Muslims.
Meanwhile, police sources reportedly told investigators of the Bodh Gaya serial blasts that the bombs were made from substances like ammonium nitrate and potassium permanganate. These substances, though not highly explosive, but yet are widely available to be used by terrorist organisations.
The terrorists used multiple IEDs with timers that synchronised the blasts, suggesting that the serial blasts had a degree of sophistication. More details on the explosives would be known once the National Investigation Agency and National Security Guard submit the reports.