2 Al Qaeda Terrorists Arrested In India; Know What They Were Planning

Lucknow: The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) in UP arrested two terrorists linked to Al Qaeda from the outskirts of Lucknow on Sunday.

The duo was reportedly hiding in a house in the Dubagga area of Kakori.

Following an intelligence input, a team led by ATS Inspector General GK Goswami conducted a raid and arrested the terrorists from a house that belongs to one Shahid.

Names of the terrorists were not disclosed. Goswami said that more details will be disclosed after further interrogation.

Having received a tip-off about their presence some time ago, the ATS team had been doing its homework and tracking them for about a week.

Two pressure cooker bombs, a detonator and about 6 to 7 kg of explosives were recovered from the house, ANI quoted sources as saying.

The sources further said that preliminary inquiry has revealed that the terrorists had planned to target a BJP MP and some senior leaders of the party in Lucknow.

A large contingent of security forces and top officials from various agencies reached the spot immediately. Nearby houses were evacuated and the entire area was being searched for explosives by a bomb disposal squad.

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