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Two Indian police injured in shooting in Hyderabad
December 3, 2008 / 1:42 PM / in 9 years

Two Indian police injured in shooting in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD, India, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Two policemen who tried to arrest a local Muslim leader in the southern city of Hyderabad were injured on Wednesday when an unknown assailant open fire.

Police said officers were searching for the member of a Muslim self-defence organisation, when one of his companions opened fire with a home-made pistol.

The shooting came amid heightened security across Indian after the attacks in Mumbai by Islamist militants that killed 171 people. (Editing by Alistair Scrutton)

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