Explosion of an LPG cylinder in Coimbatore raises concerns about terrorism; blast victim was in target of NIA

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The 25-year-old man who was killed in a car explosion in front of a shrine in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu Sunday was questioned by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in 2019 for his ties to a radical network associated to Zahran Hashim, the architect of the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka.

An inquiry into a potential terror plot aspect has been launched in response to Jameesha Mubin’s death, which was brought on by an LPG cylinder explosion inside of a car. The authorities are keeping silent because the evidence around the bombing is still murky, but Tamil Nadu Director General of Police C. Sylendra Babu hasn’t ruled out a terror plan. According to Babu, they are looking into every possibility because the goods removed from his home “may have been meant for a future plan.”

Was the explosion a failed attempt to attack the temple? According to a police investigator looking into the issue, “Except for the place where it occurred, before the temple, there is no proof to substantiate this accusation right now.”

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