Hyderabad blasts: the first warning was in Oct

16 dead and 120 injured. Delhi Police warned in October 12 of an attack at this site.

Delhi Police arrests four alleged terrorists

In October 2012, the Delhi Police arrested four men, alleged members of terror group Indian Mujahideen. They were wanted for the serial blasts in Pune three months earlier. Four low-intensity bombs had exploded on a busy road in the city. One person was injured.

Sayed Maqbool Ansari, alleged IM operative

The interrogation of the four men helped the police to arrest another alleged terrorist, Sayed Maqbool Ansari, from Hyderabad. According to the Delhi Police, he is an expert in Improvised Explosive Devices (IED).

Terror reconnaissance of Hyderabad in Aug 2012

Imran Khan, one of the four men arrested in Delhi, said that in July 2012, along with Maqbool, he surveyed parts of Hyderabad as possible terror targets. Among them was Dilsukhnagar, the site of yesterday’s attack.

Terror survey ordered by Riyaz Bhatkal: police

The reconnaissance had been ordered by Riyaz Bhatkal, the founder of the Indian Mujahideen, according to what the arrested men shared with the Delhi Police.

Hyderabad blasts: hunt for the perpetrators

No organization has claimed responsibility for Friday’s blast and Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has said it’s too early to name suspects.

Hyderabad-Pune link

But experts say there are deep similarities between the Hyderabad terror attack on Friday and the Pune blasts last year. In both cases, the bombs were strapped to bicycles in busy market areas and were timed to explode near-simultaneously during rush hour.