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Two LeT militants tasked with attacking soft targets held in Baramulla: Police

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Srinagar: Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested two LeT militants tasked with attacking soft targets in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

A police spokesman identified the accused as Irshad Mir, and Zahid Bashir, both from Nehalpora Pattan, who were missing since May 09 and 20 respectively. “The investigation into the case established that the youths had joined the proscribed terror outfit LeT,” he said.

“Inputs further revealed that both the terrorists were tasked to operate in general area Pattan for targeting vulnerable soft targets and PRI members/minority community,” he added.

The spokesman further said that a “specific intel (intelligence input) was received regarding the movement of these two terrorists in general area of Ghat Palhallan and accordingly joint teams of Baramulla Police and 29 RR laid an ambush in the evening hours and succeeded in apprehending them”.

Two Chinese Pistols with 18 live rounds and three magazines were recovered from their possession and seized, police said, adding a case FIR No. 172/2022 U/S 7/25 IA. Act. , 20,23,39 ULA(P) Act has been registered in PS Pattan.


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