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Lashkar behind Srinagar blast, says police

September 13, 2009 16:54 IST
A day after the car bomb blast that killed at least three people and injured ten others near the Central Jail in Srinagar, the top brass of the police on Sunday said that the Lashkar-e-Tayiba had masterminded the attack. 

"We have some vital clues, we know who has done. It is Lashkar mastermind Rehman, a Pakistani national who is hiding like a rat in the mountains of Shopian. He has masterminded this blast," said Farooq Ahmed, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Range.

"We also know how they have carried it to Srinagar; from where it has come. It is a matter of time only that we get them," he added.

On Saturday evening, a police vehicle, carrying detenus, was blown off by an improvised explosive device . The explosion, the deadliest in recent months, shook buildings around Central Jail, the main prison in Srinagar.

Source: ANI