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Suspected ISIS operative nabbed in Delhi

Two pressure cookers turned into IEDs and a pistol were recovered from his possession
National Security Guard (NSG) and Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) during a search operation near Buddha Jayanti Park, after an ISIS operative was arrested from the site with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), in New Delhi on Saturday

Our Bureau, Agencies   |   New Delhi   |   Published 22.08.20, 12:27 PM

A suspected ISIS operative, armed with explosives and a weapon, was arrested in Delhi last night after a brief shootout, the police said, adding that he was plotting a "lone wolf attack".

Abu Yusuf, the accused, was arrested at around 11.30 PM in the national capital's Dhaula Kuan area. Two pressure cookers, turned into IEDs (improved explosive devices) with about 15 kg of explosives in them, and a pistol were recovered from his possession, the police said.

"One ISIS operative was arrested with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) by our Special Cell after an exchange of fire at Dhaula Kuan," Pramod Singh Kushwaha, Delhi DCP (Deputy Commissioner of Police) Delhi Police Special Cell, was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

The police believe the suspect visited several places in the city and was plotting a lone wolf attack. The matter is being investigated further, the police said, to determine if the suspected terrorist had accomplices in other parts of the city or country.

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