Deccan Mujahideen claims responsibility for Mumbai attacks

An organization calling itself the Deccan Mujahideen has claimed responsibility for attacks in Mumbai India that have killed at least 80 people and wounded over 250.

The group sent an email to news organizations claiming responsibility. Here’s part of the email they sent out:

You should know that your acts are not at all left unnoticed; rather we are closely keeping an eye on you and just waiting for the right time to execute your bloodshed. We are aware of your recent raids at Ansarnagar, Mograpada in Andheri and the harassment and trouble you created there for the Muslims

You threatened to murder them and your mischief went to such an extent that you even dared to abuse and insult Maulana Mahmood-ul-Hasan Qasmi and even misbehaved with the Muslim women and children there.

“If this is the degree your arrogance has reached, and if you think that by these stunts you can scare us, then let the Indian Mujahideen warn all the people of Mumbai that whatever deadly attacks Mumbaikars will face in future, their responsibility would lie with the Mumbai ATS and their guardians – Vilasrao Deshmukh and R R Patil. You are already on our hit-list and this time very very seriously.

The Deccan Mujahideen claimed responsibility for bombings in Jaipur in May.

More when we have it.

Update: unconfirmed reports suggest that the Deccan Mujahideen is related to Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Harkat ul Jihad al Islami, with possible support from Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence.

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