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Active terrorist arrested in Baramulla: Police

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Srinagar: Security forces arrested an “active terrorist) in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district and seized arms and ammunition from his possession, police said on Tuesday.

“Based on a specific input regarding the presence of a terrorist at Madina Bagh Moh, Dangerpura area of Sopore, a cordon and search operation was launched there,” a police spokesman said.

As the initial cordon was being laid “a terrorist was spotted who was trying to escape by taking cover of the narrow lanes, by-lanes, and congested area,” the spokesman said.

“Assessing the situation, the forces displayed situational awareness, extreme restraint and exceptional fire control in not opening the fire and managed to nab the terrorist alive,” the police spokesman said.

He has been identified as Owais Ahmad Mir, son of Nazir Ahmad Mir, resident of War Mohalla Gund Brat. During search, incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including a 9mm pistol, eight 9mm rounds, a pistol magazine and a Chinese grenade were recovered, police said.

“Following the apprehension of the terrorist, police and security forces have averted a major tragedy and prevented planned target killings in the area, thereby spoiling the nefarious designs of Pakistan terrorist handlers who are always hellbent on disrupting peace in the valley,” police added.

A case has been registered and investigation is underway, the spokesman said.

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