UP police gun down two LeT terrorists

December 23rd, 2007 - 2:34 pm ICT by admin  

Lucknow, Dec 23 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Police today gunned down two suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists in Barabanki district.

According to the inputs of our intelligence agencies, they are Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT) terrorists. We had information that they were crossing over from Nepal to India. They are from Pakistan, said Brij Lal, Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order.

Police officials also maintained that these terrorists were reportedly planning to target Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati.

A map of the official residence of Mayawati, grenades, AK-47 rifles, magazines and cartridges were recovered from them.

On Saturday, the UP police and central security agencies had arrested two militants of the Harkat-ul-Jehad-al-Islami (HuJI) for their alleged involvement in serial bomb blasts in the state.

RDX weighing 1.25 kgs, six detonators, three ammonium nitrate rods and two cell phones were recovered from their possession, 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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