Security forces arrest three newly joined terrorists in Kupwara

SRINAGAR, May 21 (Agencies): The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday said that the security forces have arrested three newly recruited terrorists in a joint operation at Sogam of Kupwara district. A further investigation in the matter is underway, the police said.

Two of them have been identified as Zakir Ahmad Bhat and Abid Hussain Wani and all three terrorists had joined the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror group recently. This comes days after the Jammu and Kashmir Police busted a terror module of proscribed organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Awantipora sector of Pulwama district in the Union Territory.

As per the information provided by the J&K Police’s Awantipora wing, the module consisted of four sympathisers and associates of the Pakistan-based terrorist outfit who handled the logistics of the organization and provided shelter to terrorists. “Incriminating material, including explosives and ammunition, recovered from them in Bathen area. A case has been registered against the said arrested persons under relevant sections of the law,” the J&K Police said.

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