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2 suspected terrorists shot dead in New Delhi
Krishnakumar P | September 19, 2008 12:12 IST
Last Updated: September 19, 2008 15:40 IST
Delhi [Images] Police on Friday shot dead two persons, suspected to be terrorists involved in the September 13 blasts in the national capital, in a lane near the Khalifullah mosque in South Delhi's Jamia Nagar.
Police said the two terrorists killed in the encounter have been identified as Atiq alias Bashar -- a terrorist wanted in connection with the serial blasts in Delhi and Ahmedabad [Images] -- and and Faqruddin.
It is believed that the police team received the information about the holed-up terrorists from Ahmedabad serial blasts Abu Basher, who was brought to Delhi on Thursday from Ahmedabad for questioning after the last week's serial blasts in Delhi that claimed 21 lives.
Apparently, Basher had identified the four-storied house near a mosque in Jamia Nagar where he along with Delhi serial blasts mastermind Abdus Subhan Qureshi had taken shelter in July.
Meanwhile, 40-year-old Balwant, one of the two policemen injured in the encounter, is now recuperating from bullet injuries at the AIIMS' Trauma Centre. Mohan Chand Sharma is undergoing surgery at the Holy Family Hospital at Okhla Road.
"The condition of Balwant is stable. He has a gunshot injury in the right arm. We are going to operate on him soon," Sushma Sagar, assistant professor, surgery, AIIMS Trauma Centre, told PTI.
"We have also got to see if the gunshot has fractured any of his bone or torn muscles and nerves," she added.
Sagar also confirmed that two persons were brought dead along with the police officials.
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