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Hafiz Saeed Planning Attacks in Delhi

An intelligence report has revealed that most wanted terrorist and founder of LeT Hafiz Saeed is planning to attack two unspecified hotels.

Published: 18th December 2014 05:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th December 2014 08:29 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: An intelligence report based on technical input from a friendly foreign agency has revealed that most wanted terrorist and founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Hafiz Saeed is planning to attack two unspecified hotels here and an unspecified highway between Delhi and Agra.

Sources said the intelligence report was shared on Tuesday with security agencies concerned revealing the terror design of Saeed.

Sources said Saeed had made some public statement recently saying “there would be some attacks in India very soon by its own agencies and they will blame Pakistan ISI.” The report indicated that attackers may target two hotel lobbies in the national capital. Sources said intelligence and police officers have carried out a security review of the vital installations across the country, including Delhi. The security agencies have been told to maintain heightened sense of security alertness.

Saeed, mastermind of 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, was responsible for multiple terrorist attacks in 2011 mostly in Jammu and Kashmir. In 2012, his terror outfit LeT claimed responsibility for an attack against an Army convoy in Kashmir that killed one civilian and injured two others.

The US State Department had confirmed that LeT was responsible for the May 23, 2014, attack on the Indian Consulate in Herat, Afghanistan. The US Government in April, 2012, had announced a bounty of $10 million for information leading to the arrest of Saeed for his alleged involvement in terrorist attacks, including 26/11 attack.



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