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J&K minister's murder case cracked

December 03, 2005 00:03 IST

The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday arrested three persons in connection with theassassination of state Education Minister Ghulam Nabi Lone in Srinagar last October.

"We have got three of the four key accused in the case," Inspector General of Police K Rajendra Kumar told PTI in Srinagar.

He said six people, including two suicide attackers, were involved in the killing of the minister on October 18.

Of the two suicide attackers, one was killed on the day of the attack.

The other, who had fled after killing Lone, was later shot dead in Baramulla district, the IGP said.

The three arrested persons had provided all logistic support and arranged accommodation, vehicles and other necessities for the attackers.

Kumar said the three had confessed their involvement in the murder.

The accused had planned more high-profile attacks in the near future, police sources said, adding that they had hired a house just a few metres from the residence of Srinagar SSP Munir Khan.

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