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J&K police arrest suspected LeT militants in Kupwara district

Acting On An Intelligence Input, A Joint Team Of Police And Army Arrested Ashiq Ahmed Alias Abu Haider From Handwara Area Of The District, A Police Spokesman Said In Srinagar.

PTI | Updated on: 04 Jan 2017, 03:10:17 PM
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A suspected militant belonging to the lashkar-e-taiba(LeT) has been arrested from north Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said on Wednesday.

Acting on an intelligence input, a joint team of police and army arrested Ashiq Ahmed alias Abu Haider from Handwara area of the district, a police spokesman said in Srinagar.

Huge cache of arms and ammunition, including an AK-47 rifle, three magazines, a Chinese Pistol with a magazine, three hand grenades, a magazine pouch and a map, was seized from him.

During interrogation, Ahmed said he was a close associate of Abu Bakar an LeT Commander who was killed in an encounter in Sopore township last month, the spokesman said.

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First Published : 04 Jan 2017, 02:55:00 PM