Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist Omar Khaliq arrested by Jammu and Kashmir Police in Sopore

In a major breakthrough, Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist Omar Khaliq, was arrested by Jammu and Kashmir Police in Sopore on Friday.

Updated: Nov 04, 2016, 10:46 AM IST
Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist Omar Khaliq arrested by Jammu and Kashmir Police in Sopore
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Srinagar: In a major breakthrough, Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist Omar Khaliq, was arrested by Jammu and Kashmir Police in Sopore on Friday.

The arrest comes amidst a series of ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces along the Line of Control and International Border.

Indian Army conducted surgical strikes on the intervening night of September 28-29 along the LoC and destroyed LeT camps and killed many Pakistan-based terrorists.

India-Pakistan border skirmishes intensified after Pakistani militants attacked a military base in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri, killing 19 Indian soldiers on September 18.

Residents of border villages close to the IB celebrated a subdued Diwali, away from home. Pakistan troops have been indiscriminately targeting their homes, cattle and crops.

Authorities have set up temporary accommodations -- in educational institutions, rural development department buildings and community halls -- for hundreds of border residents in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts.

India shares 230 km of International Border and 740 km of LoC with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir.