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'Slain terrorists were from Pak'

Three men were shot dead while trying to enter RSS headquarters yesterday.

india Updated: Jun 02, 2006 14:32 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

The three heavily-armed terrorists, who were killed on Thursday while attempting to attack the RSS headquarters, have been identified as Pakistanis, CID sources said.

"They were identified as Afzal Ahmad Butt and Abu al Kalam Alad, both from Lahore, while the third person was Mohammad Usman Habib from Gujranwala," a top CID official said.

Their identity could be established on the basis of seized diaries, where names were written in Urdu along with their telephone numbers, he said, adding that their links with Islamic terrorist organisations was, however, yet to be ascertained.

When contacted, Additional Director General of Police and city Commissioner of Police SPS Yadav said, "We have no information (regarding their identities) since we have not received possession of the dead bodies and materials (diaries) seized from them".

Regarding ownership of the white Ambassador car used by the terrorists and the identity of the 5.6 kg high explosive recovered from the vehicle, Yadav said, "we are expecting definite information by Friday evening".

First Published: Jun 02, 2006 14:32 IST