Srinagar: Two Lashkar-e-Toiba workers were
arrested for carrying out a grenade attack last year on an
army convoy in north Kashmir`s Baramulla district.
Zahoor Ahmed Lone and Shahnaz Ahmed Bhat, both residents
of Palhallan village in Baramulla, were arrested for the
grenade attack on November 23 on an army convoy at Pattan
market, a police spokesman said.
Two people were injured in the attack.
The spokesman said a pistol, a magazine and two grenades
were recovered from their possession.
The two were acting as Over Ground Workers for Nisar
Ahmed Magray, alais Shakti, a Lashkar-e-Toiba militant, he
The spokesman said a "startling revelation" surfaced
during their questioning that the module had planned to
target Maulana Abdul Rashid Dawoodi when he had come to
deliver a sermon in Andergam village near Pattan.
However, their attempts in October 2011 were foiled by
Dawoodi, who belongs to Barelvi sect, has survived an
earlier attempt on his life in 2006.