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Ayodhya attack: 4 JK men held

July 15, 2005 09:59 IST

A breakthrough has been achieved in the July 5 attack near the makeshift Ram temple at Ayodhya as security agencies nabbed some persons in this connection.

Informed sources said that it was now confirmed that Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Tayiba was behind the attack.

The militants who attempted to carry out the suicide attack near the makeshift temple were speaking Sindhi or Baloch dialects, the sources said.

During the 10-day investigation into the case, which sent ripples across the country, the security agencies found that some of the militants had originated from Jammu and Kashmir, they said.

During the investigation it was found that the militants had stayed in Akbarpur for four days before carrying out the attack, the sources said.

Nearly four to five people had been picked up from Jammu and Kashmir for allegedly providing logistical support to the militants, they said.

About the involvement of Rehan Alam, the driver of the militants' vehicle in during the attack, the sources said one of his relatives was working in a Gulf country, which could have been the reason behind his frequent visits there.

The Uttar Pradesh police have been continuously informed with intelligence inputs about the concentration of Pakistanis in Akbarpur, from where the attackers had travelled to Faizabad and its adjoining districts.

Six heavily armed terrorists made an unsuccessful bid to storm the high-security makeshift Ram temple at Ayodhya on July 5 but were killed by the security forces before they could strike at the shrine.

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