2017 Bhopal–Ujjain Passenger train bombing

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The 2017 Bhopal–Ujjain Passenger train bombing was a terrorist attack that occurred on March 7, 2017 on the Bhopal–Ujjain Passenger, a passenger train which runs between Bhopal Junction railway station of Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh and Ujjain Junction railway station.[1][2][3][4][5] The bombing occurred at Jabri railway station in the Shajapur district of Madhya Pradesh, injuring 10 passengers.[6][7] It was stated to be the first-ever strike in India by the so-called Islamic State.[8][9] One of the terrorist suspect was later killed in an encounter in Lucknow. It was stated by the police that the module was self-radicalised and didn't receive any financial support from the group.[10] Six persons were later arrested. National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe reports stated that the ISIS-inspired module had also conspired to bomb a rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.[11]

On March 19, Indian authorities told the media that the terrorists related to this attack tried to flee India and go to Syria or Iraq.

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  1. ^ "Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train blast: Pipe bomb used for explosion, confirms MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan". Zee News. March 8, 2017.
  2. ^ 8 injured in Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train blast
  3. ^ Bhopal-Ujjain train blast a terrorist attack, says Madhya Pradesh top cop
  4. ^ Nine injured in blast in Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train
  5. ^ "Lucknow encounter: 6 from UP held after train blast, 2 holed up". The Indian Express. 2017-03-08. Retrieved 2017-03-08.
  6. ^ Sahu, Manish (March 9, 2017). "Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train explosion: Arms, passports found in house, 7th arrest made". Indian Express.
  7. ^ Singh, Vijaita (March 9, 2017). "Man shot dead in Lucknow, others were self-radicalised, says U.P. ATS chief". The Hindu.
  8. ^ "Ujjain train blast marks first IS attack in India; 10 injured". Times of India. March 8, 2017.
  9. ^ "Terror train: Islamic State's first attack in India should lead to security re-evaluation". Times of India. March 9, 2017.
  10. ^ No proof of IS link in Lucknow encounter, terror suspect Saifullah self-radicalised: Police Hindustan Times
  11. ^ ISIS module in Ujjain train blast made failed bid to bomb PM's rally: NIA Business Standard