Terrorists strike in Hyderabad
Suspected terrorists shot at an unarmed police picket in Falaknuma on Monday in the old city killing a home guard and seriously injuring another constable, perhaps inversely commemorating the second anniversary of the bomb blast at Mecca Masjid in 2007 and the subsequent police firing.
The incident occurred just a few hundred yards from the Falaknuma police station.
The injured constable, Rajendra Prasad, is being treated at Care Hospital in Banjara Hills, while the home guard Balaswamy was declared dead on arrival at the Osmania General Hospital.
The unarmed and unguarded policemen were on a picket duty on the Falaknuma main road in view of the second anniversary of the Masjid blast in 2007 which resulted in 9 dead and another 5 dead in the subsequent police firing to quell rioting mobs.
Police said a pamphlet found on the spot believed to have been left by the assailants claimed that the attack was in retaliation to the death of five persons in police firing on the day of Mecca Masjid blast.
The pamphlet also mentioned that more such attacks would be carried out.