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Intelligence agencies flag concerns of 'lone wolf' attacks in Gujarat

A "lone wolf" is a terrorist who carry out attacks alone without having any direct contact with any organisation

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Intelligence agencies have gathered information that a "lone wolf" may try to target roadshows of "big political leaders" during the campaigning for the assembly elections in Gujarat, officials said.

Based on intelligence inputs and interrogation reports of two arrested suspected terrorists, the agencies have alerted the Police that a "lone wolf" may try to carry out attacks on roadshows of top political leaders and there is a need to take maximum precaution, a senior official said

However, it is not immediately known if the Police's decision to deny permission to the roadshows of vice president and the BJP, to be held here tomorrow, was related to the intelligence inputs.

Police Commissioner A K Singh cited traffic congestion and some main markets and old city areas, which are communally sensitive and have narrow roads, falling on the routes of the roadshows, as the reasons for denying the permission to the roadshows.

A "lone wolf" is a terrorist who carry out attacks alone without having any direct contact with any organisation.

One Uroz Khan, arrested in Madhya Pradesh on November 6, had reportedly told police that he promised to supply arms and explosives to two suspected ISIS operatives for allegedly carrying out "lone wolf" attacks on a Jewish synagogue and during election rallies in Gujarat, the official said.

ISIS suspect Ubaid Mirza, who was in the custody of the Investigation Agency, also reportedly told the agency that ISIS style "loan wolf" attack was planned on roadshow and rallies in

First Published: Mon, December 11 2017. 21:53 IST
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