India: Northeast rebels plan hijack

April 25, 2008 at 6:17 PM
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NEW DELHI, April 25 (UPI) -- Indian intelligence agencies have told the government militant outfits in the northeast are planning to hijack a plane.

Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel told Parliament that the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security received intelligence inputs suggesting terrorist organizations are planning to hijack an aircraft from northeastern states.

"Several intelligence inputs have been received by the BCAS regarding terrorist outfits planning to hijack civilian aircraft from the northeastern states," Patel said in a statement Friday.

Indian media recently reported that authorities foiled a plot by the outlawed United Liberation Front of Assam to hijack a private airline from Guwahati, the state capital.

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