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2 ‘LeT associates’ held in Pulwama; IEDs recovered

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Srinagar: Security forces on Wednesday saids they arrested two “militant associates” of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and recovered two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Pulwama district of south Kashmir.

The arrested persons have been identified as Amir Bashir and Mukhtar Bhat.

“Major tragedy averted by Pulwama Police & SFs (security forces). 2 LeT terrorist associates namely Amir Bashir & Mukhtar Bhat arrested by Pulwama Police & SFs during joint naka checking. 2 ready to use IEDs were recovered from their possession,” Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said in a tweet.

He said investigation into the matter is in progress.

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