Domestic Violence

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Gautam Singh / AP

BLOOD IN THE STREETS: Terrorists said the Ahmedabad blasts were revenge for anti-Muslim violence in 2002

Homegrown terrorism is a chill ing idea. No country likes to believe that violent mayhem has taken root in its backyard. After all, foreign killers can be weeded out; domestic terrorists draw strength from, and corrupt, their native soil.

That was the disquieting reality India awoke to on July 27, after a coordinated series of bomb blasts rocked Ahmedabad, an elegant, ancient city in the western state of Gujarat. Coming just a day after eight blasts hit Bangalore, the center of India's thriving technology industry, the attack seemed, as Prime Minister Manmohan...