NIA receives mail threatening terror attack in Mumbai on Taliban leader's orders
The National Investigation Agency has reportedly received a mail for an unidentified self-proclaimed member of the Taliban, threatening to carry out a terrorist attack in Mumbai on the orders of a high-ranking leader of the outfit.
Reports quoting police sources said the anti-terror agency has apprised the Mumbai Police about the possible threat leading to a high alert being issued in Mumbai and nearby cities of Maharashtra.
Sources in Mumbai Police have revealed that a mail received from unidentified person describing himself as a Talibani, threatened to carry out a terror attack in the city, adding that a joint team of the NIA and Mumbai Police are investigating the matter.
Quoting anonymous sources, reports claim that the caller threatened to carry out terror attacks in the city under the orders of Taliban leader Sirajuddin Haqqani.
Haqqani is wanted by the FBI for questioning in connection with the January 2008 attack on a hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, that killed six people, including an American citizen.
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According to the FBI, Haqqani is believed to have coordinated and participated in cross-border attacks against United States and coalition forces in Afghanistan. Haqqani also allegedly was involved in the planning of the assassination attempt on then Afghan President Hamid Karzai in 2008
On Tuesday, January 31, an unknown caller threatened to bomb the Dhirubhai Ambani International School. Police said the caller, who called at 4:30 pm on the school’s landline phone, claimed to have planted a bomb in the school premises.
Similarly, an unknown caller informed about bombs planted in various parts of the city in October last year. Mumbai police had received a ‘suspicious’ call from an unidentified caller, who claimed that bombs are planted at several key places across the city.
The caller claimed that three bombs were planted, each at the city at Infinity Mall Andheri, PVR Mall Juhu, and Sahara Hotel Airport. The Mumbai police beefed security in the targeted places and launched a probe to uncover and nab the caller.
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