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ISRO shootout not a terror act: Chidambaram

Bangalore: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday said the shoot out outside the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)”s Byalalu Centre did not look like a terrorist attack.

“There is not threat to ISRO. It is an amateurish attack,” said Chidambaram, adding that the Central Government has asked for ISRO security to be monitored properly.

A shootout took place between two unidentified men and security guards outside the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)”s Byalalu Centre, around 40 kilometers from Bangalore early on Tuesday morning.

The two youth were reportedly moving in a suspected manner outside the ISRO center around 3 a.m. and were attempting to get inside the campus. They opened fire on the security personnel, who approached them for questioning.

Around two rounds of fire were exchanged between the two sides.

The two suspects eventually escaped from the site.

ISRO officials are, however, not seeing it as a terrorist act, but said the fact that the two suspects were armed remained a matter of concern.

The state police have begun an extensive search to get hold of the two men.

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