UP Police arrest two HUJI militants (Update)

December 22nd, 2007 - 7:36 pm ICT by admin  

Lucknow, Dec 22 (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh Police and central security agencies today arrested two militants of the Harkat-ul-Jehad-al-Islami (HuJI) who were allegedly involved in serial bomb blasts in the state.

The two HuJI militants, identified as Khalid Mohammed and Tariq, were arrested from the Barabanki railway station.

Tariq, hailing from Azamgarh, and Mohammed, a resident of Jaunpur district and RDX weighing 1.25 kgs, six detonators, three ammonium nitrate rods, two cell phones were recovered from their possession, Additional Director General of Police Brij Lal said.

Terror struck in Uttar Pradesh on November 23, when militants triggered near-simultaneous blasts in court premises killing 15 people, four of them lawyers, and injuring over 80.

Six bombs - three in Varansi, two in Faizabad and one in Lucknow - planted on cycles, went off within a span of 15 minutes. (ANI)

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