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Indian police shoot suspected terrorists

Indian police shoot suspected terrorists
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Police hunting the bombers who struck last week in the Indian capital, New Delhi, have shot dead two suspected terrorists.

Commandos moved in after a tip-off. Police said they trapped five suspects in an apartment near a mosque in a Muslim quarter in the south of the city. Two people were killed in the ensuing gun battle; two officers were also wounded.

The Indian government accepts it is facing an increasing threat from radical home-grown Islamic terrorist groups, as well as from Pakistan and Bangladesh.

At least 24 people were killed and hundreds injured in last weekend’s Delhi attacks. Five bombs exploded in crowded shopping streets and a local park. A group calling itself the “Indian Mujahideen” said it carried out the attacks.