Pune attack tests India-Pakistan intelligence collaboration

The German Bakery, Pune, India

The attack target

By IAN ALLEN | intelNews.org |
There is intense speculation about a possible breakdown in Indian-Pakistani intelligence relations, following last week’s bomb attack in the Indian city of Pune, which killed at least nine and seriously injured close to 60 people.  The attack, which presents operational similarities with the 2002 Bali bombing in Indonesia, targeted The German Bakery, a popular restaurant in the town, on a Saturday night. It is perhaps worth noting that the bomb, which was concealed in a backpack under a restaurant table, exploded almost next door to the Osho Meditation Resort, which US authorities say was scouted as a potential Lashkar e-Taiba (LeT) soft target by David Headley. The American-born Headley was arrested by the FBI in October for having links to LeT. The bloody attack appears to be part of a wider effort to sabotage the ongoing talks between Indian and Pakistani intelligence services, which began for the first time after the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Officially, the Indians insist that the talks will continue despite the attack. But there are rumors in New Delhi that several government officials are pressuring for the termination of the talks, at least on a temporary basis.

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2 Responses to Pune attack tests India-Pakistan intelligence collaboration

  1. Was it not the Al-Qaeda Operations that were penetrating the ISI and The Indian Intelligence on The Bombings in Mali? I figured that they were connected also to The C.I.A. Bombing that Killed the 7 Agents in The Afghan Military Compound also. After the Current announcement to Blow up the Soccer games and The Sporting events there in India they would be Hurting Badly from all the Butt Kicking {The Al-Qaeda and Taliban] have been receiving too. From Our Forces and The Allies. The Mumbai attack was part of that Network too. LET is a known for The Indian and Indonesian Terrorist Operations. As well as in Pakistan. Al-Qaeda will probably be heading to S.E. Asia in the near Future.

  2. Pune attacks = slaughtering cows near a Hindu temple

    which are often followed by slaughtering a pig in a nearby mosque.

    Making one religion to fight another, for sake of someone else. Totally behind the scenes.

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