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Indian police gun down bomb suspect amid terror alert

ASIA: Indian police shot dead an Islamic militant suspected of links to a triple bombing that killed 23 people in Hinduism’s holy city of Varanasi and sparked a nationwide alert. Counter-terrorism forces gunned down the man just hours after the blasts, which also wounded 68 people, rocked the ancient city Tuesday evening and raised fears of a Hindu backlash. “Probably he was involved in the Varanasi blasts,” police superintendent Rajesh Pandey said. The authorities said they suspected that “terrorists”, a euphemism here for Islamic extremists, were behind the carnage. The suspect was found with a pistol and 2.5 kilograms (5.5 pounds) of explosives after he was shot on the outskirts of the Uttar Pradesh state capital Lucknow, 300 kilometers (190 miles) north of Varanasi. Full Story

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