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Nagpur attack: Terrorists linked with Islamic outfits

The slain terrorists were carrying three AK 56 rifles and 120 rounds including 30 loaded and 90 rounds in magazines.

india Updated: Jun 01, 2006 19:23 IST

The three terrorists killed while attempting to attack the RSS headquarters in Nagpur on Thursday belonged to "Islamic terrorist organisations" and their motive could have been to enter any building in the complex and create "a hostage-like situation", Police Commissioner SPS Yadav said.

Though the police have not yet established their links with any terrorist organisation, the trio belonged to Islamic terrorists outfits and had enough explosives and ammunitions to carry out their task for a longer duration, Yadav told reporters.

The slain terrorists were carrying three AK 56 rifles and 120 rounds including 30 loaded and 90 rounds in magazines. They had brought with them 5.6 kg high explosives that are described as Improvised Explosive Device (IED) but police could not confirm whether it was RDX or idential material, Yadav said.

The motive of the terrorists could be to enter any building near the RSS HQ and create "a hostage like situation", the Police Commissioner said.

He said the militants had left Patna a couple of days back and intelligence agencies had alerted all Director Generals of Police and Commissioners about this.

Following this information, a police team comprising three sub-inspectors and five constables was formed and given adequate training to take on the terrorists.

Yadav said the terrorists were moving in a suspicious manner in the vicinity of Hegdewar Bhawan -- the RSS headquarters -- in a white Ambassador when the police team confronted the trio.