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Eight SIMI operatives killed in an encounter in Bhopal

Oct 31st, 2016 7:17 am | By | Category: SPECIAL NEWS COVERAGE
Site of encounter

Site of encounter

Eight SIMI operatives, who escaped from Bhopal Central Jail early this morning after murdering a guard, have been killed.

According to reports, all SIMI operatives were killed in an encounter mid-morning in Ithkhedi village on the outskirts of Bhopal.

Earlier, the they scaled the wall of the so-called ‘high-security’ prison in the state capital using prison bed sheets.

“Eight SIMI activists had escaped around 2-3am by killing a jail security guard,” DIG Bhopal Raman Singh told media. They slit the guard’s throat with a steel plate and glass after overpowering him, he said.

Most of the escapees has been charged with terror and other heinous crimes and many of them were linked to home-grown terror outfits like the Indian Mujahedeen.

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