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Another terror bid foiled in Bangalore

Police have recovered a cache of explosives from two LeT terrorists.

india Updated: Jan 21, 2006 19:56 IST
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Police have seized a cache of explosives from the two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists, arrested on Friday night in connection with the terror attack at the Indian Institute of Science.

"We have seized 17 electronic detonators, 20 gelatine sticks, 120 gel sicks, three hand grenades, packets of iron pellets and books on Jehad," police sources said.

The two terrorists, Afsar Pasha and Irfan, associates of Abdul Rehman, a suspected top LeT terrorist, were arrested by the police on Friday in connection with the terror attack at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) campus on December 28.

The seizure was made following a detailed interrogation of Pasha and Irfan and the arms were found buried under soil at Chintamani in Kolar district.

Pasha was working as a mechanic at Chintamani while Irfan was a moulvi from Uttar Pradesh and a resident of Mulbagal, they said.

Interrogations revealed that Pasha was involved in a bomb blast in Dhaka in 2003 and had planned to plant explosives in some of the software companies here, police said.

The arresttakes the total number of arrests since the December 28 attack on the Indian Institute of Sciencein Bangaloreto four.

Police Commissioner Ajay Kumar Singh said on Saturday that the police was on the look out for a few more extremists and had obtained names of three others.

First Published: Jan 21, 2006 15:20 IST