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2 Hybrid JeM militants arrested; Police say duo were looking for target PRIs, minority and outsiders

BARAMULLA: Security forces on Tuesday claimed to have arrested two actives militants belonging to the Jaish-i-Muhammad outfit in the Pattan area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

A senior police officer while confirming said that input was received through a reliable source about the movement of two militants in a vehicle moving towards Srinagar. A joint MVCPs of Police, army’s 29 RR, and 02 SSB were placed at various spots along the national highway and surrounding by lanes.

The officer further said that a speeding Tavera, swerving in a suspicious manner, was signaled to stop, however, the vehicle stopped abruptly and two individuals (Driver and Co-Driver) jumped off the vehicle and fled towards a nearby wooded orchard area.

The joint team party chased the individuals and was successfully nabbed.

The two militants of JeM were apprehended along with two pistols, two Pistol Magazines, 10 rounds of pistol, and two Chinese grenades, he said.

The arrested militants have been identified as Aqib Mohd Mir son of Mohd Ramzan Mir resident of Batpora Sopore and Danish Ahmad Dar son of Abdul Ahad Dar resident of Chankan Sopore, he said.

So far in the investigation, it has transpired that the duo belong to the JeM hybrid module and were looking for targeting of PRIs and minority/outsiders. The successful apprehension of the militants has foiled major militant plots and busted a module that was aiding the execution of various terror attacks including the killing of sarpanches etc, he said.

A case has been registered in this regard and an investigation has been initiated, the officer added.(GNS)


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