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3 militants killed in foiled attack on Hindu nationalist HQ.

NEW DELHI, June 1 Kyodo

Police on Thursday foiled an attack on the headquarters in central India of a Hindu nationalist group, killing three militants, Press Trust of India reported.

The encounter took place in Nagpur city near the headquarters of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, which was on a hit-list of the heavily armed militants, the report said.

Two police officers were also injured in the encounter, with one in serious condition.

The attack bid was foiled when the militants, dressed as policemen traveling in a car, were stopped by police on duty near the headquarters.

Weapons and explosives were recovered, PTI reported.

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh is the ideological parent of the Bharatiya Janta Party, India's main opposition party.
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Date:Jun 5, 2006
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