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Lashkar, Jaish in realm of suspicion for Hyderabad blasts: Govt

The government says security agencies are suspecting that the Pakistan-based terror outfits may be behind the deadly blasts that claimed 40 lives.

india Updated: Aug 28, 2007 04:00 IST

Security agencies are suspecting that Pakistan-based terror outfits like Laskhar-e-Taiba or Jaish-e-Mohammad may be behind the deadly Hyderabad blasts that claimed 40 lives, the government said on Wednesday.

"Investigations into this incident are in a very, very preliminary stage and based on some information so far some possibilities have been identified and expressed," Union Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta said in New Delhi.

"These elements or organisations are clearly outside the country and they resort to fuelling such kinds of activities." he said in New Delhi after flagging off a BSF mountaineering expedition.

Asked if any group has been identified, he said while the probe was in its initial stages, security agencies and state police were suspecting the role of Laskhar-e-Taiba or Jaish-e-Mohammad.

"But what is more important is to nab those who planned it and those who executed it," he said.

His comments came a day after Home Minister Shivraj Patil refused to specify whether terror groups based in Pakistan and Bangladesh were behind the Saturday night attacks.

First Published: Aug 27, 2007 13:01 IST