Hyderabad on High Alert, 14 Bombs Planted: Facts


Story: 

Hyderabad on high alert… 14 bombs planted around hyderabad.. news scrolling on TVs … CISF & RAF ordered to be on high alert at vital places…. Still operation is on…. ask family members to immediately return home..

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Analysis:

The public warning message shared heavily on social media sites states that 14 bombs have been planted around Hyderabad and the city in Telangana state of India is set on high alert as the operations are still on. So for the said safety reasons, people in general and family members are suggested to return to their homes immediately. Although the message carries some valid information, the warnings as such are not facts.

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Hyderabad on High Alert, 14 Bombs Planted

Origin of Story

On 29 June 2016, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India busted a suspected ISIS terror module and detained at least 11 people for questioning their alleged role in plans to attack locations across Hyderabad. The NIA conducted a series of raids in Mirchowk, Mogulpura, Talab Katta, Bhavani Nagar, Hafiz Baba Nagar, Hussaini Alam, Barkas, Falaknuma, and Chandrayanagutta places in the Old City of Hyderabad and recovered arms, explosives and a cash of Rs 15 lakh. An NIA official said that the search operations are still going on. Following the raid and arrest of the Islamic State operatives, the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Shamshabad and several other sensitive places in Hyderabad have been put on high alert.

Initial news reports suggested that the ISIS operatives were planning a massive destruction with serial bomb blasts during Eid. Later, sources revealed that the ISIS cell was planning to attack a police station and also trigger communal violence by placing cow and buffalo meat at the Bhagyalakshmi temple at the base of the iconic Charminar.

Bombs Planted Scare is Rumor

Although security across the Hyderabad and Secunderabad twin cities has been tightened after the arrests of ISIS operatives, as reported by Deccan Chronicle website deccanchronicle.com, the warning messages about 14 bombs planted in Hyderabad that surfaced on social media are rumors. As the bomb scare caused a worry on social media, Hyderabad police commissioner Mahender Reddy dismissed the reports as rumors and warned people spreading rumors of legal action. The police officials said the necessary measures to ensure public safety are in place, and that citizens can carry on with their business as usual.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax with some valid information.

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References:

Islamic State men were planning to attack police station in Hyderabad after making powerful bombs: Report
NIA busts ISIS module, detains 11 from Hyderabad
Hyderabad airport on high alert after the arrest of ISIS operatives


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