J&K: 2 LeT militants arrested for plotting attacks
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Last Updated: Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 13:59
  
Srinagar: Two militants of Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) outfit, who were allegedly tasked to carry out fresh grenade attacks, were arrested in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, police today said a day after multiple terror strikes in the Valley.

Bilal Ahmad Mir and Javid Ahmad Mir were arrested and two grenades seized from them at a checkpoint on Court Road in Sopore town, 55 kms from here, last evening, Superintendent of Police, Sopore, Imtiyaz Hussain said.

He said the militants were attempting to carry out grenade attacks in the town when they were intercepted by the police and taken into custody.

He, however, said the duo were "not linked" with yesterday's grenade attacks in Srinagar and Shopian town of south Kashmir.

Both the arrested militants were residents of Sopore town and were locally trained activists of LeT outfit, Hussain said, adding one of them was a "recycled" militant.

Suspected militants yesterday carried out twin grenade attacks in Srinagar injuring three CRPF jawans. They also shot at and injured a policeman in Anantnag district town besides making an abortive attempt to target a police party with a grenade in Shopian district.

Security forces have stepped up vigil across Kashmir following the militant strikes and have set up special check points at various places in the Valley to foil such attacks.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 13:59


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