10 militants arrested in Kashmir Valley

Ten militants of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen outfits have been arrested by security forces in different operations in Kashmir Valley, police said on Thursday.

Srinagar: Ten militants of Lashkar-e-Toiba
(LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen outfits have been arrested by
security forces in different operations in Kashmir Valley,
police said on Thursday.

Police along with 42 Rashtriya Rifles busted two modules
of LeT outfit operating in south Kashmir yesterday.
Five militants were arrested in this connection, a police
spokesman said.

Giving details, he said police arrested Sabzar Ahmad
Sheikh in connection with an attack on a ruling National
Conference block president in Tral area of Pulwama district
last month.

"During questioning, the accused revealed that he along
with Rafiq Ahmad Bhat, Parvaiz Ahmad Wani and Shahid Nabi
Sheikh were affiliated with LeT outfit," the spokesman said.

On his tip off, raids were conducted and the three
militants were also nabbed.
In another case, police arrested a militant Shabir Ahmad,
who was involved in an attack near Bus Stand in Anantnag town
in October, the spokesman said.

Police also busted a Hizbul Mujahideen module yesterday
in Tral area and arrested four suspects who were involved in
threatening the recently elected village representatives and
setting ablaze an office of local cable TV operator, the
spokesman said.

Another Pakistan-trained militant of Hizbul Mujahideen
was arrested by security forces in Kupwara district of north
Kashmir.

PTI

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