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UK arrests 3 in London stabbing of Indian general

Associated Press Modified: October 4, 2012 at 1:32 pm •  Published: October 4, 2012

LONDON (AP) — British police have arrested three people in an investigation into the attempted murder of an Indian army general stabbed last week near London's busy Oxford Street.

Lt. Gen. Kuldeep Singh Brar, who helped lead a deadly 1984 raid in India on Sikhism's holiest shrine, was set upon by four men and slashed in the neck as he walked with his wife shopping on Sept. 30. Brar, 78, was treated in a London hospital and released.

He told Indian media the attack was an assassination attempt, linking it to his role in the Indian forces' storming of the Golden Temple in Amritsar to flush out Sikh militants. More than 1,000 people were killed in that operation.

Scotland Yard said Thursday it had arrested a 33-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. It said another man in his 30s also was arrested.

The force said all three suspects were being questioned at a London police station.