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Two suspected militants killed near Indian capital

Indian police kill two suspected Pakistani militants after a car chase on the outskirts of Delhi.

NEW DELHI // Indian police killed two suspected Pakistani militants after a car chase on the outskirts of Delhi, police said today. Police shot dead the two men shortly after midnight in Noida - a city a few miles from New Delhi - and said they could have been Pakistanis. "We recovered AK-47 rifles and grenades and some documents, including a Pakistani passport," said Navin Arora, a senior police officer in Noida..

Brij Lal, a senior police officer, said the recovery of a passport indicated that the suspects were from Pakistan. One policemen was injured in the gun battle. The incident came as India prepares to celebrate its Republic Day tomorrow and when the country is on high alert after the Mumbai attacks last year. In late November, militants killed 179 people in co-ordinated attacks in India's financial capital.

The attacks have raised tensions between India and Pakistan, who have fought three wars since independence from Britain in 1947. *Reuters