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31 December 2014, International Business Times

Bengaluru Blast Has Little to Do with ISIS, SIMI Hand Suspected: Experts

Sameer Patil, Associate Fellow, National Security, Ethnic Conflict and Terrorism, Gateway House has been quoted in an article on the ISI involvement in the blasts in Bengaluru. This article has been published by the International Business Times

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While speculations about an ISIS hand in the Bengaluru blast are rife, with even Chief Minister Siddaramaiah stating that it could be in retaliation to the arrest of Shami Witness’ Mehdi Masroos Biswas, counter-terror experts have said the Middle East terror group may not be connected with the incident at all.

“The arrest of the ISIS supporter and the blasts on Sunday within a few weeks is just a coincidence,” Sameer Patil, associate national security, ethnic conflict and terrorism fellow at Gateway House, a Mumbai-based think-tank told IBT India. Patil is a former official of the National Security Council.