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15 Al-Qaeda activists arrested in Manipur

Assam Rifles personnel nab them from Moreh town in Chandel district of Manipur bordering Myanmar.

india Updated: Aug 20, 2007 14:19 IST


Fifteen suspected Al-Qaeda activists have been arrested from Moreh town in Chandel district of Manipur bordering Myanmar, official sources said on Monday.

While 10 activists were Myanmarese, five were from Bangladesh, the sources said.

Assam Rifles personnel, acting on a tip-off, nabbed them from a house at Moreh Ward number 3, about 120 km from Imphal on August 17, the sources said.

All of them had entered India without valid documents, they said.

They were proceeding to Bangladesh via Manipur and Silchar in Assam, the sources said.

First Published: Aug 20, 2007 11:15 IST