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Two persons fire at ISRO security personnel

Last updated on: March 16, 2010 10:54 IST

Two persons moving around in a suspicious manner near a key Indian Space Research Organisation facility on the outskirts of Bangalore fired at security personnel in the wee hours on Tuesday after which the guards retaliated, but the duo escaped.

However, Bangalore police later informed rediff.com that the suspicious men were 'miscreants' who have come to steal scrap from the facility, and ruled out any involvement of terrorists behind the incident.

ISRO sources said the security personnel challenged the two when they found them moving around in a suspicious manner.

The duo fired at them with a small pistol, after which the security guards retaliated. The incident occurred between 3.30 am and 4.00 am, they said.

This ISRO facility houses the Indian Deep Space Network and tracking station for ISRO's satellite missions.

Security was in place and the attempt to attack the guards was foiled, S Satish, a spokesperson of the organisation, told PTI. A police complaint has been launched and investigation is on.

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