Intel From Arrested Terrorist Leads To 2 Bombs Being Defused In Karnataka

Hours after a Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) operative was arrested, the National Investigation Agency and Intelligence Bureau Wednesday found two “live” bombs hidden in a stormwater drain in Karnataka’s Ramanagar district, officials said.

The NIA had on Tuesday arrested Habibur Rehman Sheikh (28) alias Habibur or Sheikh, wanted in the 2014 Burdwan blast case, from Doddaballapura in Bengaluru rural district.

Based on information provided by Sheikh during interrogation, the two agencies in association with local police searched and found the bombs concealed in a stormwater drain at Tipunagar in Ramanagar district, police said.

A bomb disposal squad accompanied them, police said, adding that the bombs have been defused. Officials suspect that it was meant to carry out terror activities in Bengaluru as well. Read More

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