India to talk on latest terror attacks with Pak
The Ajmer dargah blast along with some other recent terror attacks is likely to be discussed of anti-terror talks between India and Pakistan.delhi Updated: Oct 14, 2007 11:54 IST
The Ajmer dargah blast along with some other recent terror attacks, including the one in Hyderabad, is likely to figure high on the agenda of anti-terror talks between India and Pakistan in New Delhi next week.
Official sources said New Delhi would raise its concerns over the spate in terrorist activities, the latest being the blast in Ajmer dargah on Thursday in which two persons were killed and 17 others injured.
During a visit to Ajmer, Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil had on Saturday suggested cross-border links to the blast that rocked the Sufi shrine.
Intelligence officials suspect Harkat-ul-Jehadi Islami (HuJI) may have been supported by Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in the Ajmer blast as both are strongly opposed to the Sufism.
HuJI operative Shahid Bilal, who is suspected to be the mastermind behind a series of terror attacks in Hyderabad, emerged the prime suspect of the Ajmer incident also as the modus operandi was similar to that used in Mecca Masjid blast in Hyderabad in May this year.
Since New Delhi's queries to Islamabad on the last few terrorist strikes have remained unanswered, the second round of Indo-Pakistan Joint Anti-Terror Mechanism will provide another opportunity for India to raise incidents like the Mecca Masjid blasts in Hyderabad, Samjhauta Express explosion and attacks in Varanasi and Mumbai for discussions, sources said.