Lucknow encounter: Islamic State suspect killed after 12-hour anti-terror operation

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A suspected IS operative was killed inside a building in the Thakurganj area of Lucknow in the wee hours of Wednesday after 12-hour-long anti-terror operation conducted by the Uttar Pradesh Police's Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) commandos. PTI

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Initially, it was suspected that there were two IS operatives inside the house but that turned out to be a false alarm as police found the body of only one. A pistol and a revolver was found in person of Saifullah, the suspect. PTI

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People watch the encounter between security forces and a suspected terrorist on Tuesday evening. The ATS operation came hours before the final phase of polling in Assembly election covering 40 seats in eastern Uttar Pradesh. PTI

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Anti-terror operations were carried out to get hold of terrorists, suspected to be linked with the Bhopal-Ujjain train blast near Jabdi station in Shajapur district of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday in which at least 10 people were injured, three of them seriously. PTI

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Following the Lucknow gunfight, an alert has been sounded at the Lucknow International Airport and at prominent railway stations across the state. Police and intelligence officials have been directed to step up vigil and keep a close watch on busy thoroughfares, malls and markets. PTI


Updated Date: Mar 08, 2017 10:14 AM

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