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Skip to comments.Threat Matrix: February 2007
Posted on 02/01/2007 7:36:02 PM PST by nwctwx
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New Poll Shows Worry Over Islamic Terror Threat, to Be Detailed in Special FNC Report
In a sample of 900 registered voters nationwide, 64% said the threats should be taken very seriously and another 24% thought they should be taken somewhat seriously.
The poll was conducted for a FOX News documentary, Radical Islam: Terror in Its Own Words, which premieres Saturday Feb. 3 at 9 p.m. and at midnight on the FOX News Channel.
The FOX News documentary also contains never-before-broadcast video of Islamic clerics in the United States predicting and even threatening violence against Americans at home.
Has anyone had any dreams/visions re the Super Bowl?
or any other thread matrix related stuff via such a route?
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COTABATO, Philippines - Muslim insurgents using grenade launchers blasted their way into a prison in the southern Philippines early on Friday and freed 47 inmates, according to its warden.
Three guards were wounded in the pre-dawn attack on Kidapawan City prison, on Mindanao island, in the latest violation of a truce between the Philippine government and the Muslim separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF.) Warden Red Marasigan said about 20 MILF guerrillas attacked the prison just before dawn, blasting a wall down with grenade launchers.
As some insurgents kept guards pinned down with rifle fire, others entered the jail to free prisoners. Those who escaped all faced serious charges such as bombing and kidnapping. Among them was Ali Sultan, a suspected MILF member being held for allegedly bombing Kidapawan's commercial district in October 2003, injuring three, Marasigan said. It was the second jail break in recent months in the area. In December heavily armed men raided the provincial prison in Cotabato City freeing a Muslim guerrilla jailed for the 2003 bombing of the local airport. No one was killed in the bombing but the airport terminal was extensively damaged.
Military spokesman Colonel Julieto Ando said Friday the MILF "most likely had a hand" in the latest jail break, adding the military would soon lodge a complaint with the joint peace panel monitoring the truce. MILF spokesman Eid Kabalu denied the attackers and escaped detainees were members of the MILF, saying the jailbreak was likely carried out by relatives of the inmates. The government has ordered a hunt for the freed prisoners and those behind the attack.
The 12,000-strong MILF had been waging a separatist rebellion in Mindanao since 1978, but it signed a 2003 truce with Manila to pave the way for peace talks. Negotiations, however, are bogged down by MILF demands for economic control of areas they claim as "ancestral domain." Malaysia, which has been hosting the peace talks, has sent monitors to the island of Mindanao to make sure the ceasefire terms are not violated.
Taytay raid kills bomber, nabs 3 (Phillipines)
Friday, February, 2 2007
An Islamic militant was killed and two others captured in a pre-dawn raid Thursday on their bases just east of the Philippine capital Manila, police said. Marines and police officers launched the assault on two villages near the town of Taytay, triggering a firefight that lasted several hours.
The raid was launched after intelligence indicated former members of the separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Fronts special operations group were hiding in the area, said Senior Supt. Asher Dolina. The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) announced the government had foiled a bombing plot, citing discovery of a chunk of the explosive C-4 and components in the manufacture of bombs.
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Karachi, 1 Feb. 2007 - Authorities in Pakistan are concerned that the series of terrorist plots unearthed this week by security forces indicate that al-Qaeda is planning major attacks across the country, a top Pakistani security official has told Adnkronos International (AKI). Al-Qaeda's ire and its desire to sow destruction stems from a military strike in Pakistan's South Waziristan region last month, the official said speaking on condition of anonymity.
The security official who spoke to AKI is linked to the Pakistani National Crisis Management Cell - a body which coordinates the counter-terrorism activities of several law enforcing agencies and the interior ministry.
The strike, an aerial raid on a militant camp in which many people were killed prompted the chief of the Pakistan based Taliban in South Waziristan, Baitullah Mehsud, to announce a declaration of war against Islamabad.
The escalation of terrorist activities has been evident over the two days as security forces foiled planned attacks in several cities, including Dera Ismail Khan, Multan, and Peshawar. Dozens of terror suspects, including Afghan nationals were rounded up. Many Uzbek members of al-Qaeda live in South Waziristan including the chief of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan Tahir Jan (Tahir Yaldeshiv). They are real hardliners and the main source of many terror activities in Pakistan in the past," the official told AKI.
"When Pakistan signed an accord with the Taliban in South Waziristan, it was agreed that all foreign militants would be confined to the country's remote tribal areas and that they would not go to the tribal headquarter towns or Pakistan's cities. This measure proved to be a great help containing terrorism, to the extent that it almost came to a halt in Pakistan. It also helped to thwart al-Qaeda from pursuing its global agendas especially in European countries, the official added.
However, there is evidence that Baitullah Mehsud has allowed foreign militants to launch attacks against Pakistan. Initial inquiries show that the person who carried out the suicide bomb attack against the Hotel Marriort in Islamabad (last Friday which killed the bomber and a security guard) also come from Uzbek ethnic stock. We are now of the opinion that this destructive trend could spread all over the world and especially Europe, the official maintained.
Sources said that the latest escalation in terrorist activities occur at a time when the Taliban are on the verge of launching a spring offensive in Afghanistan, the preparations for which have been noted in Pakistan, especially all along the borderlands of south western province of Baluchistan and in the north-western tribal region.
As part of the campaign, thousands of youths are being recruited every week and are being sent to fortified hideouts between Pakistan and Afghanistan, prompting the concern that a major terror offensive could also target Pakistan.
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Thanks. Hope things are going well for you. Are you still happy with the new job?
I'll come out of the shadows on this one, I had a vision just recently of a vessel disguised as a Coast Guard patrol boat but was instead crewed by terrorists and I think the target was a huge natural gas cargo ship that they were going to explode. The predominate part of the dream was the focus of the terrorists using the igsignia to gain trust, I think this was formed by the recent attack in Iraq that killed our servicemen.
Is it February already !?! What happened to January?
Yes, it's going well. Foreign Policy just hired a director of communications, so I finally have a boss. ;-)
Been there almost 11 months now! Today was my yr anniversary in DC... all is about as well as it could be I must say.
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Please ask amongst your network until you get a connection to a Spirit-filled Christian in homeland security . . . and inform that person of your dream ASAP.
If anyone hereon knows such a person who'd respect such input enough to raise the warning for that sort of thing--lease speak up on the thread or in FREEPMAIL.
I do NOT think your dream was an average mental sorting dream.
Palestinian security arrested seven Iranian citizens during a raid at the Islamic University, a Hamas stronghold in Gaza City, a security official said, and another committed suicide during the raid. The raid came during a large-scale assault by Fatah-affiliated gunmen on the university. A Hamas official denied the claim and said there were no Iranian citizens at the university.
The raid came at the end of a day of clashes that collapsed a three-day truce between the warring factions. Iran has supplied Hamas with funds, but there have been no previous claims of Iranians working with Hamas in Gaza.
U.S. Special Forces using Mullah Omar's compound in Afghanistan to plan missions
February 1, 2007
FIREBASE MAHOLIC, Afghanistan: Osama bin Laden built it. Taliban leader Mullah Omar lived in it. But today it's men of the U.S. Army's Special Forces who call it home.
Firebase Maholic, a sprawling and spacious compound on the outskirts of the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, is plush living by typical standards of the Special Forces, known as the Green Berets. There's plenty of serious work here. A constant roar of shooting-range gunfire bounces off a towering granite peak behind the complex. Military missions are planned here. And Special Forces soldiers recently started training 130 new Afghan recruits for the country's fledgling auxiliary police force.
"The irony of this is that the home of the (Taliban's) supreme leader is being used to train forces whose mission it is to destroy the force he created," said Rusty, the team leader of a Special Forces detachment. Teams usually consist of 12 members. Rusty, like all Green Beret soldiers in the field, is not allowed to be fully identified.
Saudi police seize armed man entering Mecca mosque
Fri Feb 2, 2007
RIYADH - Saudi police arrested a man with weapons hidden under his clothes as he tried to enter the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Islam's holiest site, a Saudi security official said on Friday.
Police stopped the man late on Thursday because he appeared to be acting strangely. He was carrying a revolver and a sub-machinegun under his clothes, and was wearing what appeared to be a suicide belt but which later proved to be fake. The man's nationality was not clear.
Militants sympathetic to Al Qaeda launched a campaign to topple the U.S.-allied Saudi monarchy in 2003. Sunni-Shi'ite Muslim violence in Iraq and Lebanon has raised fears of sectarian strife across the region. Militants stormed the Grand Mosque in Mecca in 1979, in a rebellion that was crushed two weeks later.
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TERRORISM-INFO.org.il - INTELLIGENCE AND TERRORISM INFORMATION CENTER at the Center for Special Studies (C.S.S.): "Argentina accuses Iran of responsibility for the Hezbollah terrorist attack which destroyed Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, 1994. The Argentinean Attorney General's office announced it had found Iran responsible for the terrorist attack and an Argentinean judge issued arrest warrants for seven senior Iranians and one senior Hezbollah member" (November 14, 2006)
MEMRITV.org - Videos - Topic: "IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM"
"Iran President Vows to Push Nuke Program"
AP by way of Forbes ^ | 02FEB07 | ALI AKBAR DAREINI
Posted on 02/01/2007 6:38:04 PM PST by familyop
"Bush's backdoor attack: Iran via Hizbullah"
YnetNews.Com ^ | ynetnews.com
Posted on 02/01/2007 6:45:00 PM PST by Iam1ru1-2
"[Hillary] Clinton wants talks with Iran"
Reuters ^ | Feb 01, 2007 | Michelle Nichols
Posted on 02/01/2007 8:29:42 PM PST by jdm
NEW YORK (Reuters)
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Paper no. 2119
"RUSSIA: PRESIDENT PUTINS VISIT TO INDIA (JANUARY 2007) REVIEWED"
By Dr. Subhash Kapila
"48,000 in baby formula seized in national case"
By GABRIEL MARGASAK
Updated at 12:54 p.m.
Updated at 3:21 p.m.
Updated at 4:46 p.m.
February 1, 2007
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "STUART State agents and local deputies have captured members of a baby formula theft ring that is part of a national operation, according to officials and reports released Thursday.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, along with the Martin County Sheriff's Office, arrested seven people and seized $48,000 worth of formula mix, FDLE spokeswoman Susie Murphy said and the reports showed."
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February 01, 2007
"This was predictable..."
"Hamas: We seized American weapons"
Claims arms meant for Abbas forces taken by terrorists in Gaza ambush
Posted: February 1, 2007
10:36 a.m. Eastern
By Aaron Klein
© 2007 WorldNetDaily.com
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "JERUSALEM Hamas today carried out an ambush in which it obtained an American weapons shipment transferred last night to militias in the Gaza Strip associated with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party, top Hamas officials told WND.
Fatah at first told reporters the shipment contained medical equipment and tents and then claimed the shipment consisted of engineering equipment.
The U.S. weapons were provided to Abbas purportedly to bolster Fatah forces against Hamas, according to defense sources. The two factions have engaged in nearly two months of deadly clashes after Abbas called for new Palestinian elections in a move widely seen as an attempt to dismantle the Hamas-led PA.
Palestinian officials and sources in the Israeli Defense Forces told WND four trucks filled with U.S. weapons were transported last night from Egypt through the Kerem Shalom crossing into Israel and from there delivered by an IDF convoy to Fatah security officials.
The American weapons shipment, the sources said, contained rocket-propelled grenades, more than 1 million rounds of ammunition and bullet-proof vests."
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THIS IS THE URL that goes with the article "HAMAS: WE SEIZED AMERICAN WEAPONS"
"Study: China's Army Harvesting Body Parts From Live Prisoners, Particularly Falun Gong Members"
Thursday, February 01, 2007
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "China's military is harvesting organs from unwilling live prison inmates, mostly Falun Gong practitioners, for transplants on a large scale including to foreign recipients according to a study.
The report's authors Canada's former secretary of state for the Asia Pacific region David Kilgour and human rights lawyer David Matas implicated dozens of hospitals and jails throughout China in July, after a two-month investigation.
Chinese officials denied those allegations.
Matas and Kilgour's second report, released today, includes interviews with organ recipients in 30 countries and Canadian hospital staff who cared for more than 100 patients who had undergone suspicious transplant surgeries in China."
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Recall -- Firm Press Release
FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.
Whole Foods Market is Voluntarily Recalling 6,000 Jars of 365 Everyday Value Kalamata Olive Tapenade
Whole Foods Market
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Austin, TX -- January 31, 2007 -- Effective immediately, Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling 6,000 jars of a 32,000-jar lot of its 365 Everyday Value Kalamata Olive Tapenade because the product may contain glass fragments, which may cause injury if ingested.
The code for the product is found on the top of the lid and the number is: B.B. 14/09/2009 L 257/06 with time stamps ranging from 14:00 through 16:00. Jars with time stamps within this range should be discarded and not consumed. The recalled product was distributed nationwide to Whole Foods Market stores. It comes in an 8.12 ounce jar with a purple and brown label. The barcode number (UPC) for the product is 0009948241757. The decision for the recall came after the Company received two reports in Texas of glass being found in the product.
Customers can return the affected product to their local store for a full refund. Any questions or concerns may be directed to Whole Foods Market at 512/542-0656 or PrivateLabel.CustomerService@WholeFoods.com.
"Arkansas Firm Recalls Ground Beef Products for Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination"
(January 29, 2007)
"Oregon Firm Recalls Smoked Hams Due To Possible Underprocessing"
(January 26, 2007)
January 30, 2007
"MULTI-AGENCY VIOLENT GANG CRIME INITIATIVE PRODUCES MULTIPLE ARRESTS"
"Terrorists and Criminals Gain Entry Into US Through Fraud"
January 23, 2007
By Jim Kouri, CPP
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January 30, 2007
Federal jury convicts Indian national on 5 counts for role in large-scale human smuggling ring
Defendant arranged transportation for aliens smuggled from India and Pakistan
SEATTLE - An Indian national from Kent, Wash., faces up to 10 years in prison after being convicted here yesterday for his role in a large-scale human smuggling network that illegally brought Indian and Pakistani nationals across the U.S.-Canada border into Washington state.
Following a seven-day trial, a federal jury found Harminder Singh, 38, guilty on charges of conspiracy to smuggle and transport illegal aliens, bringing an illegal alien to the United States, two counts of transporting illegal aliens, and one count of harboring an alien. Upon completion of his jail term, the government will seek Singh's deportation from the United States.
Singh's conviction follows a far-reaching investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection into the human smuggling scheme. The multi-agency probe revealed that the defendants charged aliens between $20,000 to $35,000 for passage through Canada into the United States. According to testimony in the case, Singh served as the point of contact for the smuggled aliens and arranged for their transportation to cities throughout the United States.
"This case illustrates that ICE, working closely with our federal and international counterparts, is committed to identifying and dismantling human smuggling operations," said Leigh Winchell, special agent in charge of the ICE Office of Investigations in Seattle. "Individuals who engage in this type of activity will be brought to justice."
During the investigation, Singh was recorded on numerous wire-tapped phone calls discussing smuggling activities with his Canadian co-conspirators. Singh also accompanied a smuggled alien from Seattle to New York, paying $2,000 in illegal transportation costs.
A total of 19 defendants were charged in two separate indictments in connection with the smuggling ring. To date, 11 have been convicted or entered guilty pleas. Four additional defendants are being extradited from Canada to face charges in the United States.
Singh remains in federal custody pending his sentencing. No sentencing date has yet been set.
-- ICE --
January 30, 2007
"'BEST' officers arrest 3 tractor-trailer drivers, seize their rigs
15 Mexican nationals found hidden inside 18-wheelers, SUV after illegally entering United States"
EL PASO, Texas
THE WEEKLY PIRACY REPORT - REPORT SNIPPET - QUOTE:
Weekly Piracy Report
24-30 January 2007
The following is a summary of the daily reports broadcast by the IMB's Piracy Reporting Centre to ships in Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean Regions on the SafetyNET service of Inmarsat-C from 24 to 30 January 2007.
Chittagong anchorage, Bangladesh
Forty seven incidents have been reported since 28.01.2006. Pirates are targeting ships preparing to anchor. Ships are advised to take extra precautions.
The 2006 Annual IMB Report on Piracy and Armed Attacks against Ships is now published. Please see the end of this page to order.
28.01.2007 0610 UTC in position : 11:20.0N - 065:09.9E, Indian Ocean.
A vehicle carrier underway received a call on VHF ch.16 from a small craft asking for fresh water. The craft closed in to 2 nm from the starboard quarter. Two other craft approached the ship on the port and stbd bow. Ship increased speed, raised alarm and sounded whistle. Later, the craft reduced speed and moved away.
Recently reported incidents
27.01.2007 0530 LT in position 07:01.38N 079:39.22E, Colombo Roads, Sri Lanka.
While a container ship was waiting for pilot, port control instructed master to proceed to open sea at full speed. Whilst underway, small boats followed the ship and one of the boats with two persons on board hit ships hull at stbd quarter and exploded. Another boat continued to chase the ship. Master immediately called port control for assistance. Two naval boats attended and finally destroyed the boat. Five doors to accommodation and six empty containers damaged.
26.01.2007 0330 LT in position : 06:12.64S - 108:26.01E, Balongan anchorage, Indonesia.
A tanker had one of its liferafts stolen while she was at anchor. The robbers boarded via a small boat. Local police and port security were informed via the local agent.
22.01.2007 1800 UTC in position 01:42N - 101:29E at Dumai anchorage, Indonesia.
Duty officer on an oil tanker at anchorage raised the alarm and alerted the crew when he noticed one robber on board and another attempting to board. The robbers jumped over board and escaped.
21.01.2007 2025 UTC in position 03:38.7N - 099:30.0E, 16nm off Kuala Tanjung, Indonesia.
Several unlit fishing boats approached a container ship underway. The master, suspecting piracy increased speed and started taking evasive action. One of the boats was hit on the stbd bow. The emergency alarm was raised and a search carried out. Two persons were found onboard. No one was injured. No arms were found on them however they were carrying mobile phones. Fearing further attacks and repercussions, the master continued his passage towards Singapore. The owners/agents are making arrangements to handover the two persons to authorities for investigations.
20.01.2007 0930 UTC in position 05:33.5N - 005:24.5E, Chanomi Creek, Nigeria.
Armed militants blocked the channel with many boats with sophisticated heavy weapons. They forced the master to stop the vessel, drop anchor and to lower the gangway. 17 crew members were abducted by the militants who boarded the vessel. The remaining militants took seven crewmembers as hostage and hijacked the vessel. The pilot, on board at the time, was later released. Negotiations between Nigerian authorities and militants are in progress
16.01.2007 2240 LT in position 12:01.75S - 077:11.77W, Callao anchorage, Peru.
Five persons, armed with knives, were seen climbing the stbd side of a general cargo ship at anchorage. The master raised the alarm and the robbers escaped in a wooden boat. The attempt was aborted.
Updated: February 1st, 2007 01:27 PM EDT
Home > Airline and Airport Security News
"Paris-Rome Air France Flight Diverted by Bomb Threat"
The Associated Press
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "A bomb alert prompted the pilot of a Paris-Rome flight to divert to Lyon in southeast France on Thursday, and police searched the plane after passengers and crew disembarked, French authorities said.
Authorities in Lyon said the search did not turn up anything suspicious, adding the bomb alert had been received in Rome."
"Blackfive rips Arkin"
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"'If theyre going to support us, support us all the way.'"
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"Don't Underestimate Antiwar Forces"
By David Limbaugh
Friday, February 2, 2007
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "With the growing influence of the antiwar left in this country, particularly emboldened by the November congressional elections, I fear for our nation as I consider the strong possibility it could elect a liberal, antiwar commander in chief during wartime.
"Chill out," you say. "These people have been protesting for years. They're just fringe extremists and no one listens to them."
Really? It would be nice if they could be so easily dismissed. But these so-called extremists -- many of them Sixties radicals -- just happen to dominate our universities, and their sympathizers "own" the mainstream media. There are far more of them in government and politics than you think, and their impact is significant.
One of them would be commander in chief today but for some 120,000 votes in Ohio, or the noble efforts of certain Swift Boat patriots to highlight the other side of his military record."
"New Iraq Report Makes Case for Victory"
(January 30, 2007)
"CITIZENS REPORT ON IRAQ
Attainable Victory vs. The Propaganda of Defeat"
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Iran Seeking Longer-Range Strike Force
Posted on 02/02/2007 12:35:00 AM PST by DTAD
Iran is working to increase the strike range of its air force to deliver "more powerful strategic weapons systems," including through cooperation with Syria, Jane's Defence Weekly reported Thursday. Citing Western defence sources, the Jane's military information group publication also said Tehran was seeking ways of delivering nuclear payloads other than by missiles.
The weekly said the Islamic republic had been conducting night-time refueling exercises and has increased training of pilots for long-range missions, which it implies could involve a target in the Mediterranean.
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Well now, this is NOT nice:
Thursday, February 01, 2007
"Video: Muslim Students Disrupt Daniel Pipes Speech at UC Irvine"
"Dude, like, send Borat packing"
By Howie Carr
Boston Herald Columnist
Friday, February 2, 2007 - Updated: 01:57 AM EST
COLUMN SNIPPET: "What exactly does a noncitizen have to do to get deported around here?
I guess Peter Borat Berdovsky, native of Belarus, wont answer that because its not a hair question. And the Russky Rastaman is now officially a victim - a victim of Chernobyl, as his lawyer/foster father put it in court yesterday, before they went out outside to discuss his hair, which he doesnt appear to have washed since leaving his native Third World hellhole.
The subcontractor on the moronic Turner Broadcasting terror stunt arrived here as an exchange student, then sought asylum as a political refugee - stop me if youve heard this one before."
(Note: Includes video)
"Video: The Boston hoaxers surreal, moronic press conference"
posted at 3:18 pm on February 1, 2007 by Allahpundit
"Suspects Refuse to Answer Questions on Botched 'Aqua Teen' Marketing Scheme"
Thursday, February 01, 2007
stepping back in time (Regarding toys and explosives) RECAP:
"Bomb Workshop Uncovered in Nablus"
(Added November 27, 2006"
"Bombs found hidden in toys - police"
From correspondents in New Delhi
January 01, 2007 05:06am
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "TWO suspected Islamic militants had been arrested with explosives hidden inside toys which they planned to blow up at a busy market in New Delhi, Indian police said today.
Samimullah and Ali Mohammad, both from Indian Kashmir, were arrested at a New Delhi railway station on suspicion of belonging to pro-Pakistan militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, senior police official Karnal Singh said.
The arrests came amid tight security in the Indian capital ahead of New Year festivities.
"We received a tip-off that the two men would be coming by train from Jammu (the winter capital of Indian Kashmir)," Mr Singh said.
"We detained them and during interrogation they admitted to being members of the Lashkar, and their plan was to plant two explosive devices."
In their luggage, a bomb disposal squad found two boxes with the toys - a toy duck and a toy bus - filled with explosives, he said.
"It took the squad around three hours to deactivate the two bombs.""
That hair really was nasty.
OPINION: Ditto that...send that guy back to Belarus with a case of shampoo.
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