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An Al Qaeda unit busted in Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh. The ultras had a  plan to launch terrorist attacks - including suicide bombings - in crowded areas of Lucknow and other cities in the state, ndtv. com quotes police as saying in Lucknow.

Two men named Minhaj Ahmed and Maseeruddin, also known as Mushir - both residents of Lucknow district - have been arrested, leading to the discovery of the terrorist cell, the police said.

"ATS (Anti-Terrorism Squad) UP has uncovered a big terror module. The team has arrested two terrorists linked with Al Qaeda's Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind. Arms, explosive materials have been recovered in searches," senior police officer Prashant Kumar said at a news conference.

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