ISIS encounter: Security personnel shoots down ISIS kingpin after 11-hr operation

ISIS encounter: Security personnel shoots down ISIS kingpin after 11-hr operation





ISIS encounter:  Security personnel shoots down ISIS kingpin after 11-hr operation


Lucknow: Acting on Central Intelligence agency inputs, a team of the elite Anti-Terrorist Squad (UP) and commandos launched an operation in Haji Colony of Kakori under Thakurganj police station area of the state capital and gunned down a suspected ISIS ultra Saifullah linked to the Bhopal-Ujjain train blast after 11-hour fight.
During the operation, the NSG was kept on a standby while a high alert has been sounded in UP when the state is going for last phase of polls in 40 assembly seats today .
Claimed to be the first ISIS attack in the country, last night it was reported that the ultra was killed in the evening only but the formal announcement came later.
The encounter which started at 1530 hrs yesterday, ended this morning at 0230 hrs , announced UP DGP Javeed Ahmed here today.
Admitting that the terrorist Saifullah, who was holed up and later neutralised after giving enough time to surrender, was linked to the ISIS faction, the DGP told reporters here, disclosing that heavy firearms and explosives were recovered from the house, .




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