Friday, January 23, 2004

India: Strike prevented

A major terrorist strike has been prevented in the Indian capital of Delhi:

Amid high alert in Delhi ahead of the Republic Day, police on Friday claimed to have foiled a major terrorist strike in the national capital by arresting a Hizb-e-Islami terrorist and recovering 3.5 kilogram of high explosives from him.

Ayaz Mohammad Shah, who had allegedly planned to strike in the capital to disturb the Republic Day celebrations, was nabbed near welcome metro railway station in northeast Delhi on Thursday, Joint Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Karnal Singh said.


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