One terror suspect killed as anti-terror operation ends in Uttar Pradesh

The anti-terror operation ended after nearly 12 hours.

Published: 08th March 2017 07:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th March 2017 02:53 PM   |  A+A-

Anti Terror Squad personnel take position during their operation against a suspected terrorist holed up inside a building at Thakurganj area in Lucknow | AP

Express News Service

LUCKNOW: After an 11-hour siege, the Anti-Terror Sqaud (ATS) of the Uttar Pradesh police killed a suspected Islamic State gunman who was holed up inside a house in Lucknow’s old city area on Wednesday.

Initially, the policemen suspected that there were two Islamic State operatives in the building but the body of only one suspect was recovered, said a senior police officer present on the spot.  One pistol and a revolver were found on the person of Saifullah, the suspect.

The operation started after ATS received an intelligence tip-off about the gunman, who was suspected to have had a role in the blast on the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train on Tuesday morning.


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