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LeT planned to attack Indian High Commission in Dhaka

world Updated: Nov 08, 2009 18:57 IST

The Indian High Commission in Bangladesh, along with the embassies of the US and the UK, was the target of Pakistan-based terror outfit LeT whose operatives were nabbed in Dhaka recently, police said on Sunday.

Bangladesh police arrested three terror suspects, including two operatives of Lashkar-e-Taiba, and their HuJI accomplice from the south eastern port city of Chittagong this week, claiming to have foiled a plot to attack the US embassy.

"The information we gathered from interrogating the detained three (suspected) militants suggested that they also
planned to attack the Indian high commission alongside the two other embassies," an official familiar with the interrogation told PTI preferring anonymity.

He said the local operatives of LeT and their Bangladeshi partner from Harkatul Jihad (HuJI) received instructions from
LeT's high command in Pakistan over telephone and they visited the Baridhara diplomatic enclave to chalk up the attack plans.

The detective branch's deputy commissioner Monirul Islam, however, said the three suspects were still being quizzed in
custody under a court order, "and I should not make any Definite comment at this moment on interrogation findings".

He said several other suspects, including foreigners, were being watched in connection with the plot.

The detective branch arrested the three suspects on Friday. Initial reports had suggested the militants had only
the US embassy as their target.