Srinagar, Oct 17 (PTI) A Tehreekul Mujahideen militant was Wednesday arrested by security forces soon after carrying out a grenade attack in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, injuring three cops, police said.

“Based on credible inputs that some terrorists are travelling on the Baramulla-Srinagar highway, a police team set up a checkpoint at Baba Teng Pattan,” a police spokesman said.

He said one of the vehicles was signalled to stop but the militants inside the vehicle hurled a grenade.

“One police officer, DySp Zafar Mehdi and two other cops — Shabir Ahmad and Ashiq Hussain — sustained injuries,” the spokesman said.

However, the other cops chased the fleeing militants and managed to apprehend one of them, he said.

He was identified as Faizan Majeed Bhat, a resident of Tral in Pulwama district, the spokesman said. His accomplice Showkat Ahmad Bhat managed to escape, he added .

The duo had recently joined the Tehreekul Mujahideen outfit, police said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.