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From Silicon Valley to terror haven

From Silicon Valley to terror haven

Publication: The Times of India
Date: February 23, 2008

Bangalore tops the list of terror hubs in Karnataka. The antiterrorist cell classified the state into two zones. Bangalore falls in Category I as a hub for terrorists from Pakistan and Bangladesh.

B'lore's brush with terror:

o Aug 1991: Assailants of former PM Rajiv Gandhi gunned down

o Jul 2000: Blasts in a church at J J Nagar and a car explosion executed by members of nowbanned Deendar Anjuman

o Sept 2002: Five terrorists from Tamil Nadu gunned down

o Nov 2002: LTTE rebels arrested and a huge cache of arms and ammunitions seized from them. Of the 15 accused, 12 were arrested

o Dec 2005: Attack on Indian Institute of Science. Prof M C Puri from Delhi killed

o 2006 and 2007: Bangalore cops arrest LeT's South India operations chief Abdul Rehman with seven

o Jul 2007: Two Bangaloreans, Dr Sabeel Ahmed and Kafeel Ahmed, held in K'taka for Glasgow attacks

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