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2 Jaish-e-Mohammad militants arrested in J&K’s Baramulla

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Published Oct 22, 2016, 12:06 pm IST
Updated Oct 22, 2016, 1:06 pm IST
One AK rifle, one pistol and some ammunition were recovered from the arrested militants.
Indian Army soldiers guard in Jammu and Kashmir. (Photo: AP)
 Indian Army soldiers guard in Jammu and Kashmir. (Photo: AP)

Srinagar: Security forces on Saturday arrested two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants, who were allegedly involved in an attack that left two army personnel and a cop dead, from Baramulla district of Kashmir.

"Two persons who were part of terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad module in Baramulla have been arrested," a senior police official said.

 

He said the arrested persons have been identified as Safeer Ahmad Bhat and Farhaan Fayaz.

"These individuals were part of JeM terror module -- operating in Baramulla and adjoining areas -- headed by a Pakistani terrorist Khalid. This module was involved in the attack on security forces on August 16 in which two Armymen and a cop were killed at Khwajabagh in Baramulla," the official said.

He said one AK rifle, one pistol and some ammunition were recovered from the arrested militants.

A massive house-to-house search operation was launched in Baramulla after security forces received intelligence of active terror hideouts.

 

One such operation was held earlier as well in which Chinese and Pakistan flags were recovered besides some arms and ammunition.

Earlier in the day, a Pakistani spy was arrested from Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district for passing on vital information regarding deployment and movement of security forces to Pakistan.

Two Pakistani SIM cards and a map showing deployment of security forces was recovered from his possession.

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