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‘4 youth held while trying to cross LoC in Uri’

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Srinagar, Jun 14: Four newly-recruited militants, including two south Kashmir youth, were arrested by the security forces in Boniyar area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, reports quoting officials said on Friday.

Based on a specific input about the movement of the “newly recruited group” which was on its way to cross the Line of Control (LoC) into Pakistan-administered Kashmir via upper reaches of Limber area in Boniyar, a joint team of 161 Territorial Army, police and 53 Bn of CRPF apprehended all of them late last night, news agency GNS reported.

An army officer also confirmed the arrest of the four militants in the area, it said.

The officer identified them as Adil Ahmad Dar (22), son of Ghulam Hassan Dar of Hardu Hangir Yaripora Kulgam; Tahir Shamim Lone (19), son of Shamim Ahmad Lone of Kapren Shopian; Sameer Bhat (18), son of Ghulam Hassan Bhat of Seer Dari Sopore, and Naveed Parra (19), son of Ghulam Nabi Parra of Tapper Pattan.

The officer said after questioning the youth were handed over to the police for further investigation and necessary action.

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