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‘Teenager prevented from joining militants’

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Jammu, Dec 28 :  A teenager, “who was self-radicalised with online extremist content”, has been prevented from joining the ranks of militants by the Army and the state police, officials said Friday.

The teenager was apprehended with arms and ammunition in a joint operation by the government forces when he was travelling to Mendhar in Poonch district, they said.

He was “self-radicalized with online content” and wanted to join militant ranks, the Army officials said, adding he was carrying his father's licensed pistol with ammunition when he was apprehended.

They said since he is a juvenile, no FIR has been registered against him.

He was counselled by police to stay in the mainstream.

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