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The most audacious terrorist strike on Indian soil occurred on Dec. 13, 2001, when five men with automatic weapons and explosives entered the grounds of the Indian Parliament building intending to blow up the country's political leadership. All five died in a shootout, and when police searched the terrorists' bodies, they found a phone number, which led them to two fellow plotters, Shaukat Hussain Guru and Mohammed Afzal. Checking their captives' cell phones, the police dug up one more number, which belonged to Syed Abdul Rahman Geelani, a professor of Arabic. Two days after the attack Geelani was arrested outside his...

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