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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 79

Terrorists strike in India's IT capital-one scientist killed

[b]Terrorists strike in India's IT capital - one scientist killed.[/b]

By M Rama Rao - in New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 29 December, ([/b] Terrorists stuck in the IT capital of India on Wednesday night killing a Mathematics professor and injuring at least five other scientists. The attack at the prestigious Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore took place during an international conference.

Bangalore Police suspect the hand of Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Taiba which is aligned with the dreaded Al Qaeda terrorist group. But India's interior secretary Vinod Kumar Duggal said it is too early to classify the attack as a terrorist strike though he noted that the use of automatic weapons and recovery of a grenade point to militants.

Both President Kalam and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh have voiced their concern at the militant strike. Eye witness accounts say, the incident occurred when the victims along with other participants of an international seminar were moving from the J N Tata Auditorium towards the Satish Dhavan auditorium. Four to five people got off a white Ambassador car and started firing at random. The attackers used AK47s.

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