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2 ‘militant associates’ of LeT arrested in Bandipora

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Srinagar: Security forces have arrested two militant associates of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) outfit and recovered incriminating materials from their possession in Bandipora district of north Kashmir, police said on Saturday.

Acting on specific inputs, security forces established a checkpoint near Papachan-Bandipora bridge and apprehended two militant associates linked with the proscribed outfit LeT on Friday, a police official said.

He identified them as Abid Waza and Bashir Ahmad Gojer, both residents of Bandipora.

The official said as per the police records, they were involved in providing shelter, logistics and other support to the active militants in the area.

They were tasked by their handlers to carry out a grenade attack on security forces in Bandipora, he said.

Incriminating materials, including two live hand grenades were recovered from their possession and all the recovered material was taken into case records for further investigation, the official said.

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