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Anti Terrorist Squad arrests two fidayeen terrorists in run-up to LS polls

Two Pakistani nationals were arrested in Uttar Pradesh for planning to target Varanasi before the elections.

Two suspected fidayeen terrorists from Pakistan have been arrested by the Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Uttar Pradesh Police from the railway station in Gorakhpur.

Both the terrorists, identified as Owais and Murtaza, were arrested last night from the cab way at the railway station, ATS sources said.

Two AK 47 rifles, pistol and explosives besides some documents were recovered from the two, who are suspected to be members of Fidayeen squad from Pakistan, they said.

The two had entered the country through Nepal from Sonouli border, the ATS sources said.

The ATS officials are interrogating them and trying to get more information from them and about their plans, they said.

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