Lucknow encounter ends after 11 hours, killing one terrorist

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Lucknow encounter finally ends up after the long overnight gunfight of about 11 hrs, killing suspected terrorist in Haji Ali Colony, Thakurganj.

The operation started at 3.30 on Tuesday, when special commandos cordoned off the area and around 3 am on Wednesday and ended up with the suspected militant killed in the encounter.

The Suspect has been identified as Saifullah alias Saiful, 23 and it is believed to be that he was related to train explosion which took place in Bhopal-Ujjain Express near Jabri, Bhopal. In which ten people were injured.

Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad official confirmed that killed militant was a member of the Indian module of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group named Khorasan.

Huge collection of arms and ammunition, eight pistols, sim cards, passport, an IS flag and literature, cash, mobile phones were seized from the room where Saifullah was gunned down.

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