Police say terror suspect killed in gunbattle in north India

2017-03-08 10:53
(Narinder Nanu, AFP)

(Narinder Nanu, AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Lucknow — Police said on Wednesday that they had killed a man suspected of masterminding the bombing of a passenger train that injured eight people this week in India.

An anti-terrorist police squad engaged the suspect in an 11-hour gun battle overnight, after tracking him down at the home of a Muslim cleric in the city of Lucknow, according to senior police official A. Satish Ganesh in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.

Ganesh identified the slain suspect as Saifullah, and said he was wanted in connection with Tuesday's train blast near Bhopal in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

Indian police on Tuesday arrested and questioned four suspects in Madhya Pradesh, leading to tips that drove police in Uttar Pradesh to arrest two more suspects in the city of Kanpur, about 80km (50m) southwest of Lucknow.

The suspects said they had been hired by a man called Saifullah, whom they said was a sympathiser of the Islamic State terror group and was hiding in a Muslim neighbourhood in Lucknow.

Police said Saifullah refused to surrender and fired on them with an automatic weapon.

Ganesh said items recovered from the cleric's house included an Islamic State flag, six mobile phones and detailed sketches of railway stations in the cities of New Delhi, Lucknow, Agra and Bangalore.

The incident came amid state elections in Uttar Pradesh, the results of which are expected on Saturday.



Read more on:    india

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/Sport
 

WATCH: Man films himself going down water slide upside down as things go very wrong…

What is at first an exciting tummy-turning adventure stunt, quickly turns into a scarily bad idea caught on camera. Take a look:

 
 

You won't want to miss...

Best date night restaurants in South Africa
WATCH: Ryan Reynolds offers fans a free tattoo in new Deadpool 2 teaser
Should you date your co-worker?
Hip Cape Town bars to discover this summer
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.