Sunday, September 21, 2008

India: Delhi bomber taken out

Delhi police kill blast kingpin.

Indian police said they shot dead on Friday the man behind last week's serial blasts that killed 23 people in India's capital.

Bashir alias Atif had also carried out bomb attacks on the western cities of Ahmedabad and Jaipur, where a total of more than 100 people were killed, police said. "Atif is the kingpin in the Delhi blasts," police chief YS Dadwal said.

A police team shot dead two suspected militants, including Atif in south Delhi, during a raid for suspects in connection with the bombings.

More details of the raid can be found here.