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Two associates of LeT arrested in Shopian, IED recovered

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Srinagar: Security forces on Tuesday arrested two “terror associates” of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) outfit in south Kashmir’s Shopian district and recovered arms and ammunition, including an IED, from them, police said.

“During the course of an investigation into a case, security forces arrested two terrorist associates linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT,” a police spokesperson said.

The spokesperson identified them as Shahid Ahmad Lone, son of Abdul Rashid Lone, resident of Chotipora Shopian, and Waseem Ahmad Ganie, son of Abdul Hamid Ganie, resident of Borihalan Shopian.

Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including a pistol, a pistol magazine, four pistol rounds, a silencer, an IED, a remote control, two batteries, and an empty magazine of AK 47 rifle, were recovered on their disclosure, the spokesperson said.

He said one terror associate has already been arrested in the case.

Pertinently, on May 02, police along with security forces arrested a “terrorist associate” of proscribed LeT outfil, identified as Tanveer Ahmad Wani, son of Bashir Ahmad Wani, resident of Daramdora Shopian. Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including one AK series rifle, one magazine and 10 rounds were recovered from his possession and a case FIR No. 65/2023 was registered in PS Shopian.

Spokesman said further investigation is going on in the case.

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