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Jammu & Kashmir: Two local JeM militants nabbed in Baramulla district

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 February 2017, 5:45 IST

In a massive crackdown on terrorism in the Valley, two local Jaish-e-Mohammad militants have been arrested in Kanispora area of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir, on 22 October.

The militants were nabbed in a joint search operation launched last night by the 52 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operation Group (SOG) Baramulla.

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Ammunition apart from an AK 47, a pistol and grenades were recovered from them, including Jaish and Hizbul Mujahideen stamps.

Meanwhile, in a major breakthrough regarding national security, a Pakistani spy was arrested in Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir as he was making attempts to escape.

The spy named Bodh Raj was held along with two Pakistani SIM cards and a map showing deployment of forces was also seized from him.

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Earlier, a massive house-to-house search operation was launched in Baramulla after security forces received intelligence of active terror hideouts.

One such operation was held earlier as well in which Chinese and Pakistan flags were recovered besides some arms and ammunition.

The Army and the JK Police are sweeping through the area to locate after receiving wind of untoward elements as the entire city of Baramulla is on lockdown.

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Earlier, terror group Laskar-e-Taiba had warned the Baramulla SHO for carrying out an operation in which at least 44 were arrested for terror-related activities.

The crackdown was part of a joint operation by the Army, the BSF, the CRPF and police in several localities, including Qazi Hamam, Ganai Hamam, Taweed Gunj and Jamia, considered safe havens for terrorists.


First published: 22 October 2016, 10:48 IST