By Kim Zetter
July 28, 2008
A California man currently renting a home in India is caught in the
middle of an investigation into a series of bombs that exploded in India
this last weekend, according to the Associated Press.
The 48-year-old man hasn't been identified by police and is not
currently a suspect.
An e-mail, which bore the subject line "Await 5 minutes for the revenge
of Gujarat," was sent from the man's computer to several Indian
television stations minutes before 16 bombs exploded in Ahmadabad, a
city in the western Indian state of Gujarat. Police believe, however,
that the message likely did not originate from the man's computer and
that someone else -- presumably a hacker -- simply used his computer and
Yahoo account to send it. In the message, a group calling itself the
Indian Mujahideen, claimed credit for the bombings, believed to be
revenge for Muslim deaths that occurred in 2002 during riots in Gujarat.
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