Latest reports say there could be an IS link to the terrorists who are holed up in the house in Lucknow. Police have confirmed there are at least two suspected terrorists inside the house, earlier reports said there was just one suspected terrorist.
Suspected terrorist holed up by UP ATS in Thakurganj area of Lucknow. Operation in progress. (Visuals deferred by unspecified time) pic.twitter.com/fHDHM7b2tQ
Uttar Pradesh police said they got a tip-off from outside the state. Up to 90 commandos took part in the operation, according to reports. The ATS used chilli bombs to force the suspected terrorist out of the house.
In order to arrest him alive, we used chilli bombs but he has not come out yet. He is firing intermittently: IG ATS pic.twitter.com/x3i9oxtcJZ
"We suspect the presence of only one person inside the building, input came in from outside the state," ADG (Law & Order) Daljit Chaudhary said.
Earlier this morning, at least eight persons were injured, two of them seriously, in the blast in Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train near Jabdi station in Shajapur, Madhya Pradesh.
Madhya Pradesh's IG Law & order Makrand Devaskar confirmed to ANI news agency that the Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train explosion was a terrorist attack. He confirmed the explosion was a result of an IED blast.
Three persons have been detained, IG Law & order Makrand Devaskar added. The blast took place in a general coach of the train near Jabdi station in Shajapur district between 9:30am and 10am, a railway official told PTI.