Group Says It Bombed Indian City

JAIPUR, India -- A previously unknown Islamic militant group claimed Thursday to have carried out deadly bombings in the historic Indian city of Jaipur by planting bicycles packed with explosives on the city's crowded streets, police said.

The claim of responsibility for Tuesday's attacks, which killed 61 people, was reportedly made in videos and an e-mail sent to Indian television stations, said Pankaj Singh, the city's inspector-general of police.

Singh said investigators were examining the video clips, which showed a bicycle with an alleged bomb strapped to it parked in a crowded market.

"There is certain factual information in the e-mail. We will be corroborating that to see if that's accurate," he said without elaborating.

Investigators believe that most of the bombs were placed in bags left on bicycles, which police have traced to two shops in Jaipur's old city.

Police have also released a sketch of a man in his early 20s who is suspected of buying the bicycles and have questioned nearly a dozen people. But no arrests have been made, Singh said.

A previously unknown group calling itself the Indian Mujahedeen claimed responsibility for the bombings in the two video clips and an e-mail, Singh said.

In the e-mail, the group demanded that India stop working with the United States and Britain, CNN-IBN said.