Bomb Blast In India Kills 2, Wounds 30 On Train


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Guess they are not finished over there.

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Bomb Blast In India Kills 2, Wounds 30 On Train
GAUHATI, India (AP) ― A bomb exploded in a train coach in India's insurgency-hit northeast on Tuesday, killing at least two people and injuring another 30, a state government official said.

The explosion occurred shortly after the train arrived at Diphu railroad station, about 200 miles (300 kilometers) south of Gauhati, the capital of Assam state, said District Magistrate M.C. Sahu.

The train was heading from Lumding in central Assam to the eastern commercial hub of Tinsukhia, Sahu said.

While no one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, an intelligence official said an ethnic insurgent group, Karbi Longri National Liberation Front, fighting for wide autonomy in the state for the past five years was suspected. He spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not speak publicly about the details.

The front is one of the three groups active in the region; the other two groups have reached cease-fire accords with the government.

The blast comes just days after suspected Muslim militants attacked targets across Mumbai, killing at least 172 people and injuring 239. Tuesday's blast was not seen as related to the Mumbai attacks.

In October, the state had witnessed 13 coordinated bomb attacks which killed 77 people and wounded hundreds in four towns.

Several insurgents groups are battling for power, for ethnic pride and for control of drug routes in India's northeast, an isolated collection of seven states and hundreds of ethnic groups and subgroups. They fight the government and they fight each other in a region crippled by poverty and political chaos.
 

tattedupboy

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Let's not forget that even though India is predominantly Buddhist, several hundred million Muslims, many of whom resemble al Qaeda and other fringe groups, live there also. The partition of 1947 was intended to prevent this, but as we can see, it is still going on more than 60 years later.
 

wuzfuz

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Bomb Blast in India

I just read a post by Dr. Ignatius Piazza of a letter he received from someone in India who explained why India was the target of the terrorists, and not Israel. India has Draconian gun laws. One can only get a permit for a gun if they can show a direct threat to their life. they must turn their gun in when the threat no longer exists. They must take their gun into the police station on a regular basis for inspection, and the number of rounds of ammo they have are carefully counted, and you must bring in the brass from any used ammo with an explanation of when and where it was used, and under what circumstances. Even police officers must police their brass if they discharge their weapon in the line of duty. The Muslim terrorists attacked in India because they knew there would be no resistance. This is the same thing that kept Japan from invading the US in WWII, because they knew that many, many Americans owned guns, and they were not anxious to face thousands of American private arms. The terrorists are such brave freedom fighters that they attack women and children and people where there will be no one shooting back at them. Gee, they could get hurt that way.
 

toreskha

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I just read a post by Dr. Ignatius Piazza of a letter he received from someone in India who explained why India was the target of the terrorists, and not Israel. India has Draconian gun laws. One can only get a permit for a gun if they can show a direct threat to their life. they must turn their gun in when the threat no longer exists. They must take their gun into the police station on a regular basis for inspection, and the number of rounds of ammo they have are carefully counted, and you must bring in the brass from any used ammo with an explanation of when and where it was used, and under what circumstances. Even police officers must police their brass if they discharge their weapon in the line of duty. The Muslim terrorists attacked in India because they knew there would be no resistance. This is the same thing that kept Japan from invading the US in WWII, because they knew that many, many Americans owned guns, and they were not anxious to face thousands of American private arms. The terrorists are such brave freedom fighters that they attack women and children and people where there will be no one shooting back at them. Gee, they could get hurt that way.
I don't know what gun laws are like for average Israelis, but most cities have constant IDF patrols out with rifles who are trained to watch for particular types of behavior. Gunmen do occasionally strike, but they're quickly neutralized. Sometimes they'll even shoot a suicide bomber before they detonate themselves. I guess the situation isn't that bad if you don't mind the part about living in a police state.

Aside from just the gun issue though, India is much softer than Israel, which really has its security apparatus down. Mossad will get wind of a huge Qaeda plot going on in the area and all of the organizers will die when a Tzefa fires a half dozen rockets into their meeting place. India will apparently bumble around and not catch anyone, because their military is incredibly corrupt.
 
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boyzoi

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Let's not forget that even though India is predominantly Buddhist, several hundred million Muslims, many of whom resemble al Qaeda and other fringe groups, live there also. The partition of 1947 was intended to prevent this, but as we can see, it is still going on more than 60 years later.

just a mild correction.....approx 81% of India is Hindu;13% muslim;2% Christain and 1% Buddhist
 

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