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Ahmedabad: 4 Harkat terrorists shot dead

March 17, 2006 09:43 IST
Last Updated: March 17, 2006 14:27 IST

Four terrorists, having links with the Kashmir-based outfit Harkat-ul-Mujahadeen, were shot dead in a police encounter in Vatva locality of the city early this morning.

Police also recovered one kg of explosive material, believed to be RDX, from their hide-out, besides literature and CDs following the encounter in which five policemen were also injured.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) P P Pande told reporters that "Prima facie it appears that the four terrorists gunned down in Vatva locality belong to Kashmir-based outfit Harkat-ul-Mujahedeen."

"Police raided the Ganga Row House Colony after receiving intelligence input regarding suspected armed persons living in the area," Pande said.

Pande said that the primary motive of the four accused appeared to be establishing a terror network in Gujarat and targeting VVIPs and places of worship in the state.

It also appears that they were here to recruit youngsters for terrorist training, he claimed, adding that the police were investigating the contents of the "inflammatory" literature and CDs which were recovered from the house.

The official said that nearly one kilogramme of what appears to be RDX has been recovered from the room in which the four were staying for the last three months.

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Number of User Comments: 8

Sub: Good Job by Police.

I would like to appreciate the job done by Ahd policemen. Gujarat's police is one of the fastest in tracking the people associated with an ...

Posted by Maulik Soni

Sub: who isTerrorist. is it Gujrat police?

How the public knows they were really terrorist ? What is the reality behind all these killings? Any time Narender modi & gujrat police wants ...

Posted by Mustafa kamal

Sub: One can't trust Gujrat Police

We lost faith & trust in Gujrat police. Last time also it was proved that the encounter was fake.

Posted by Patel

Sub: Great Job

This is really good that the terrorist being gun down. I do think there were number terrorist spread across india. It is known that who ...

Posted by Santosh

Sub: 'Intelligent' Police

Gujarat Police is so great that it can prempt the terrorist. Alas but they were so inefficient that the could not prevent the Godhra carnage ...

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