Major terrorist strikes in different parts of the country this year have occurred on the following dates:
· 13 May : Jaipur. Simultaneous bomb blasts at eight different sites, including a crowded shopping site and a Hanuman temple, a self-styled Indian Mujahideen, (a collaboration of LeT & SIMI) claimed responsibility.
· Nov 26 : Mumbai. Gunmen opened fire at eight different sites in an apparent coordinated attack. The terrorists wielded automatic weapons and attacked locations including a train station, hotels, restaurants, a police station, and a hospital. Some gunmen took hostages and high military grade explosives (RDX) were found near by.
Can you spot a pattern? ………………………………………. Suspected Islamic terrorists have struck on the 13th and 26th of alternate months.
Is it a pattern or merely coincidence? Is my mind playing games? If it is a pattern, the next strike may be expected on 13 Jan 2009. I sincerely hope not. There have been other terrorist strikes in between as well:
· Sep 27 : South Delhi. Two weeks from the day of serial blasts killing 30, another bomb was detonated in a market in the Mehrauli district killing three and injuring 23.
· Oct 01 : Agartala. Three bombs exploded in the insurgency-racked North-East India. Police said they suspected Muslim militant groups based in Bangladesh for the blasts in the Radhanagar and Gulbazar areas of Tripura's capital.
The incidents above do not show a pattern. (or do they?) The last two above could have been perpetrated by separatist insurgents, though Muslim groups as suspects have not been ruled out. Jehadists /SIMI activists are definitely suspected to have perpetrated the bomb attacks on Jul 25, Bangalore and Sep 27, Delhi. Is that of any significance as far as the pattern goes?Tell me what you think?