Vicky Nanjappa

Journalism for Vertebrates®

The Mangaluru bomber, his Dubai handler and the Islamic State connect

Looking at how the incident unfolded and also the items recovered from the accused’s home in Mysuru, it becomes clear that it was a text book Islamic State operation.

New Delhi, Nov 21: The investigators probing the Mangaluru blast have learnt that the accused, Shariq, was inspired by the ideology of the Islamic State. He had used the dark web to contact his handlers, the police said.

Shariq is a resident of Shivamogga and was carrying an explosive device in a pressure cooker in an auto rickshaw on Saturday when the same exploded. Shariq who suffered burn injuries is being treated at a hospital.

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