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Suspected terrorist plot foiled in Indian capital
Feb 29, 2012, 11:04 GMT
New Delhi - Police in New Delhi Wednesday said they had arrested two suspected militants carrying explosives near a railway station, sparking fresh concerns over security in the Indian capital.
'We have arrested two militants,' Delhi police spokesman Rajan Bhagat said. 'We are not disclosing further details as it might hamper our investigation.'
Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram told reporters later Wednesday that the men belonged to the Lashkar-e Taiba group, but declined to say when the arrests took place.
The militant Islamist group has been blamed for several attacks in India, including the 2008 Mumbai attack, which left 166 people dead.
They were arrested after authorities received intelligence that they had arrived with plans to target important people and installations in the city, broadcaster NDTV reported citing police sources.
Last month, a bombing badly injured the wife of an Israeli diplomat, less than a kilometre away from Premier Manmohan Singh's residence. Fourteen people were killed in a blast outside the Delhi High Court in September.
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