Srinagar: Two suspected Hizbul Mujahideen
militants were arrested on Sunday by security forces from Jammu
and Kashmir`s Baramulla district, police said.
The duo were arrested during a joint search operation
at Tantraypora, Rahpora, Asthanpora and Hajampora Mohalla
localities in Palhalan area of Pattan, 30 kms from here, they
The arrested have been identified as Hilal Ahmad
Rather of Palhalan and Showkat Ahmad Mir of Sumbal in nearby
The search operation was conducted by police and 29
Rashtriya Rifles, they said, adding one pistol, one magazine,
five rounds and two hand grenades were seized from them.
A case under the Arms Act has been registered against
Rather and Mir, who were both locally trained militants, they