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05-07-2005, 11.58.12

Six heavily armed terrorists today made a vain attempt to storm the Ramjanmabhoomi complex in Ayodhya. They were however, killed before they could make it to the shrine. The attackers came in an ambassador car at around 9.00 am (IST), preceded by an explosive-laden jeep which they rammed into the security barricade to breach the cordon. They then tried to enter the premises by firing indiscriminately from AK 47 and AK 56 rifles. They managed to reach about 150 metres from the makeshift temple, but could not enter it...

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05-07-2005, 12.06.34
...According to latest reports, all the six terrorists were killed by the security forces after a two-hour-long fierce encounter and no damage had been caused to the makeshift temple at the disputed site...

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05-07-2005, 12.16.16

LUCKNOW, India (AFP) - Six gunmen were killed after storming a holy compound claimed by both Hindus and Muslims, prompting India to put security forces on alert nationwide to prevent sectarian violence. Police and officials said Tuesday the unidentified attackers shot their way into the complex in Ayodyha, site of the Babri mosque that was demolished by Hindu right-wingers in 1992 and triggered deadly riots across the country. The men holed up inside the 80-acre (26 hectare) compound and were killed in a two-hour gunbattle with security forces at the site, which has long been a flashpoint of strife between India's Hindu and Muslim communities. India's federal cabinet reviewed the attack in an already scheduled meeting Tuesday and put security forces on alert across the country to guard against possible violent sectarian protests. The gunmen drove up to the grounds around 9:00 am (0330 GMT) and were challenged by security personnel. They immediately began firing and rushed into a nearby building, Uttar Pradesh state home secretary Alok Sinha told AFP. Sinha said five bodies were found inside the building while one of the attackers had been gunned down outside. Police seized three AK-47 assault rifles, one carbine and three hand-grenades. "This has been a successful operation as the police officials managed to have everything in control just within two hours," Sinha said. Three policemen were wounded. The Babri mosque was torn down by Hindu zealots on December 6, 1992, sparking nationwide riots that left about 2,000 people dead. Hindu activists say the mosque was built by Muslim rulers in the 16th century after they destroyed a temple marking the birthplace of the god Ram and they want to replace it with a Hindu temple. The dispute is pending before the courts. The demolition of the mosque helped propel the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to national prominence. Senior BJP officials broke off from a scheduled meeting with Hindu nationalist supporters elsewhere to express concern over the attack and appeal for a peaceful protest, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.
Former home minister and current opposition leader Lal Krishna Advani, who headed a protest to the temple site in 1992 that helped lead to the mosque demolotion, said Tuesday's attack was a surprise.
"I would not say anything," Advani told reporters. "I have simply said that it is surprising and worrying that terrorists reached the complex with AK-47s." Another right-wing Hindu group blamed the Indian government for the security lapse, saying the attack had been orchestrated by neighbouring Pakistan. "This is a strategy to destabilise India and has been planned by (Pakistan President Pervez) Musharraf," said Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP or World Hindu Council) general secretary Praveen Togadia, one of the prime movers behind a campaign to rebuild the Ram temple on the site of the Babri mosque.
Hindu right-wingers vehemently oppose the peace process that has been under way between Indian and Pakistan since January last year, calling ongoing talks a sellout of Hindu values. The neighbours, who have been to war three times since independence from Britain in 1947, are involved in a complicated "composite dialogue" process to address all points of dispute, including the prickly issue of Kashmir.

05-07-2005, 12.17.44
(AGI/REUTERS/AFP) - New Delhi, 5 lug. - Le forze di sicurezza indiane hanno ucciso cinque uomini armati che avevano assaltato un luogo di culto ad Ayodhya, 600 km a nordest di New Delhi, conteso da indu' e musulmani e teatro nel 1992 di sanguinose rivolte tra militanti delle due confessioni. Lo scontro ha avuto luogo nel complesso dove gli indu' hanno eretto un tempio improvvisato, dedicato al dio Rama, sulle rovine di una moschea del XVI secolo, distrutta durante gli scontri di tredici anni fa. Secondo gli indu' la moschea era stata costruita nel luogo in cui migliaia di anni prima era nato Rama. (AGI) Ral 050809 LUG 05 .