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19 December 2016,

India: 5 Terrorists Sentenced to Death for Hyderabad Bombings

Sameer Patil, Fellow, National Security, Ethnic Conflict and Terrorism Studies, was quoted in an article by Benar News about the conviction of five Indian Mujahideen terrorists responsible for bombings in Hyderabad four years ago.

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Below is the quote by Sameer,

‘“It [the sentencing] will surely send a very strong message to those planning to carry out acts of terror in India. But it does not mean an end to the problem of home-grown terrorism,” Samir Patil, a security analyst with Mumbai-based think-tank Gateway House, told BenarNews.

“Over the years, many of these IM commanders have established links with other terror groups like AQIS (al-Qaeda in the Indian sub-continent) and the IS (Islamic State), and they are continuing to recruit from India. They pose a serious threat to the security of the nation,” Patil said.’

Read the full article here.