LeT planned to kill CM Modi using car: WikiLeaks

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Narendra Modi and Gujarat map
New Delhi, Dec 6: The United States diplomatic cables released by whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks revealed that the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) had planned an attack on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

The LeT planed the plot to assassinate Narendra modi just seven months after 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack. The plan was to kill Modi was described as "operations…involving a car" in the diplomatic cable sent from the office of the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.

The cable described that the plot on Modi was planned by a Pakistan LeT member Shafiq Khafa and scheduled to carry out by Indian LeT member Sameer Hussein.

The cable sent on Jun 2009 said, "LeT member Shafiq Khafa, possibly preparing for operation, and Hussein -- an India-based Lashkar-e-Taiba member -- continued operational planning on three tasks in early June. The tasks were associated with a possible operation against Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, the establishment of a training camp and unspecified work involving a car. Hussein would coordinate his activities with an India-based colleague identified as Sameer."

The cable also exposed that LeT was searching for ideal sites in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala for different operations.

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