Srinagar: A terrorist, who was captured alive by security forces after a fierce gunbattle in Kashmir on Tuesday, is a Pakistani national, said Home Ministry sources on Wednesday.
According to NDTV, he has been identified as Bahadur Ali, resident of Pakistan's Lahore city. MoS (Home) Hansraj Ahir also later confirmed his identity.
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Bahadur Ali was captured alive by the security forces while four other Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists were killed in the gunbattle near Nowgam sector in Kupwara district.
Bahadur Ali, alias Saifullah, is 22 years old and has been trained by LeT in guerilla warfare.
Three AK-47 rifles, two pistols and Rs. 23,000 in Indian currency were also recovered from him by the security forces.
This was the second time in two months a Pakistani terrorist has been captured alive in the frontier district. The terrorists had entered in Valley from Teethwal area of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir a day before, sources in the Home Ministry said.
They had moved into the Tangdhar sector and from there to the Leepa Valley. Later, they had holed up in a forest area, where the encounter took place.