On Sunday, the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) apprehended two accused Al Qaeda militants in Lucknow. According to top officials, an IED explosive, a handgun, and a pressure cooker device were also discovered during the raids. “UP ATS has found a large terror module,” Prashant Kumar, ADG (Law and Order), Uttar Pradesh, told media on Sunday. Two terrorists linked to Al Qaeda's Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind have been apprehended by the team.” According to ADG Kumar, the suspects were planning terror acts across Uttar Pradesh ahead of August 15 (Independence Day). Agencies have evidence to believe the suspects were planning assaults, including "human bomb" strikes in populated places, according to him.
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