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'Pakistanis had planned attack on Vidhan Soudha'

Written by: Staff

Mysore, Oct 27: Two Pakistani terrorists were arrested here late last night when they fired at a police patrol and attempted to flee on the outskirts of the city.

The Pakistanis identified as Mohammed Fayaz and Ali Hussain started firing at the police team when they were stopped for questioning. Police have found Pakistani passport on one of the two arrested.

The gunfight took place near the city's Vijayanagar Extension, where a police team intercepted the suspects traveling on two-wheeler.

The militants fired from an AK-47 rifle at police who returned the fire before getting arresting them around midnight. The police have recovered the AK-47 rifle, a pistol and some ammunition from the militants, he said. "We had some information about them and intercepted them".

Police say the two were planning an attack on the Vidhan Soudha in Bangalore, which houses the state legislature. Director-General of Police B B Syal has told that the arrested men were hiding in Mysore for the last two to three months and are linked with the Pak-based terror outfit Al-Badr.

Mysore Police Commissioner Pravin Sood said a satellite phone which they were using to communicate with Pakistan and Kashmir was also seized, besides "some incriminating" material.


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