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Role of HUJI in terror incidents come under scanner

Written by: Staff
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Hyderabad, Mar 14 (UNI) Security agencies here are eaxmining the role of the Bangladesh-based Harkat-Ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HUJI), a militant outfit with links to Osama bin Laden, in the recent attacks on Indian Institute of Sciene (IISc) in Bangalore and blasts in Varanasi.

The suspicion gained ground after police investigation into last year's task force office blast here brought to light the involvement of Bangladeshi nationals and youths from Hyderabad, Nalgonda and Karimnagar in the incidents, police sources here today said.

The suicide bomber in the task force incident, Dalin, was from Bangladesh and a HUJI militant. The operation was managed by the Ghulam Yezdani who was killed in encounter with police in Delhi recently.

The HUJI, formed in 1992, was part of bin Laden's International Islamic Front. Yezdani, who went missing from Tolichowli in Hyderabad four years ago, set up a terror camp in Bangladesh after being trained in Pakistan.

He married a Bangladeshi national and the won the trust of HUJI leaders. He was the de facto leader of HUJI and was recruiting youth from Hyderabad, Nalgonda and Karimnagar, they added.

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