08 March, 2005

Militants Planned Attack On Indian Software Firms in Bangalore

Bangalore is starting to appear on the radar of militant groups, Indian police warned this weekend, after uncovering a terrorist plan to target IT companies in the city widely regarded as the country's technology hub. Leading IT companies in Bangalore that handle outsourced jobs from American clients often maintain disaster recovery centers at offshore locations, as well as in other Indian cities.

The militants visited Bangalore in December last year and surveyed the location of several software companies there. Apart from maps of call centres police also recovered 100 kilos of dynamite, 10.5 kilos of RDX explosive, 450 detonators, three AK-56 rifles and a satellite phone.

Delhi police said on Sunday Indian police claim the men were members of Lashkar-e-Toiba.

Source: ZdNetIndia , Sify

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