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Hybrid terrorist arrested in Pulwama: Police

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Srinagar: Security forces on Tuesday arrested a suspected “hybrid terrorist” of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, an official said.

“Police alongwith security forces have arrested a hybrid terrorist of proscribed terrorist outfit LeT in Awantipora and recovered incriminating material, including ammunition, from his possession,” a police spokesperson said.

Identified as Abid Ahmad Sheikh, son of Abdul Aziz Sheikh, resident of Satpokharen, spokesperson said he was in touch with LeT commanders and involved in transportation of arms and ammunition. “During preliminary investigation, it came to fore that the arrested hybrid terrorist was in close touch with LeT commanders and was involved in transportation of arms and ammunition.”

A hand-grenade was seized from him, the spokesperson said.

He said a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Khrew and further investigation has been taken up.

“Hybrid terrorist” is a term coined by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir to describe “those ultras who carry out a subversive task assigned to them by their handlers before slipping back into normal life”.

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