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Security tightened in Gujarat

By Sheela Bhatt in New Delhi
July 05, 2005 14:22 IST
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Security was tightened across Gujarat on Tuesday immediately after the terrorist attack in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.

Six terrorists managed to get close to the disputed site at Ayodhya and set off explosives laden in a jeep. All six terrorists were killed by the security forces guarding the site. Two Central Reserve Police Force jawans were injured in the attack.

Also see: Six militants storm Ayodhya, killed

In a similar attack in September 2002, two terrorists had killed 28 people and injured several other at the famous Akshardham temple in Gujarat.

Speaking to from Gandhinagar, Minister of State for Home Amit Shah said: "The situation in Gujarat is under control. We are on high alert but the law and order situation is under the complete control of the administration."

"We have never lowered our guard. The situation in the state is peaceful," Shah added.

Also see: There was no security lapse 

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Sheela Bhatt in New Delhi