Two suspected militants killed near Indian capital
INDIA: Indian police killed two suspected Pakistani militants
after a car chase on the outskirts of Delhi, police said on Sunday.
Police shot dead the two men in Noida, a city a few miles from New
Delhi, around 2 a.m. (2030 GMT), and said they could have been
Pakistanis. "We recovered AK-47 rifles and grenades and some documents,
including a Pakistani passport," Navin Arora, a senior police officer in
Noida, told reporters.
Brij Lal, a senior police officer, said the recovery of a passport
indicated that the suspects were from Pakistan.
One policemen was injured in the gun battle.
The incident came as India prepares to celebrate its Republic Day on
Monday and when the country is on high alert after the Mumbai attacks
In late November, militants killed 179 people in coordinated attacks
in India's financial capital.
The attacks have raised tensions between India and Pakistan, who have
fought three wars since independence from Britain in 1947.
New Delhi, Sunday, Reuters