2 terrorists of Al-Qaeda-supported outfit arrested, were planning to use human bombs: UP Police

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Lucknow, Jul 11 (PTI) Two terrorists of the Al-Qaeda-supported Ansar Ghazwatul Hind were arrested from the outskirts Lucknow on Sunday and they were planning...
explosions, including using 'human bombs', at several places in Uttar Pradesh, a senior official said.

Minhaz Ahmed and Maseeruddin were apprehended by the state police's Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) and a huge amount of explosive was also seized from their houses here, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar told reporters.

They were planning to 'unleash terror activities before August 15 (Independence Day) in different cities of the state', including Lucknow, Kumar said.

'The ATS has arrested two active members belonging to Al-Qaeda-supported 'Ansar Ghazwatul Hind'. Minhaz Ahmed, a resident of Lucknow's Dubagga area, and Maseeruddin, a resident of Lucknow's Madiaon area, have been arrested. Explosive material has been recovered from them,' he said.

Ahmed and Maseeruddin, on the instructions of Umar Halmandi, the head of the Uttar Pradesh module of the Al-Qaeda, along with their associates were planning to 'unleash terror activities before August 15 in different cities of…
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