Mangaluru auto blast: Unknown outfit ‘IRC’ takes responsibility, police verify claim

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Suspect Mohammad Shariq (L), Interior Minister Araga Jnanendra visits the site of the blast (R) | Photos: ANI, IANS

An unknown group called the Islamic Resistance Council (IRC) is said to have claimed responsibility on Thursday for the Nov. 19 auto rickshaw explosion in Mangaluru that left two injured. The city’s top police officers are tight-lipped. The police are investigating the source of the information.

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In a post that went viral on social media, IRC took responsibility for the attack, saying that ‘Mujahid brother Mohammed Shariq’ attempted to attack a ‘Hindutva temple in Kadri’.

“We, the Islamic Resistance Council (IRC), want to get the message across: One of our Mujahid brothers Mohammed Shariq tried to attack the Hindutva temple in Kadri (Dakshina Kannada district), a bastion of the Saffron terrorists in Mangaluru. fall,” the message reads. said.

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“While this operation did not achieve its objectives, we still consider it a success from a trade and tactic point of view, as the brother, despite being wanted and pursued by the state and central intelligence agencies, was not only able to to successfully evade, but even prepared and executed an attack,” it added.

Accused Mohammad Shariq was carrying a stove that exploded in a moving auto rickshaw in Mangaluru. The explosion injured him and the driver of the car. The explosion was labeled an “act of terror” by police.

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(with input from PTI)

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