New Delhi: Sopore police busted a terror module of proscribed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed, news agency ANI reported on Saturday. Police have also arrested three suspected persons in connection with grenade throwing case.Also Read - Vaishno Devi Yatra: Jammu & Kashmir Govt Issues Fresh COVID Guidelines For Devotees. Full List Here
Police told to PTI that the arrest came when they were investigating the grenade attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp at Sopore on January 25. The three were picked up for questioning in connection with the attack. Also Read - PDP Issues Legal Notice To Former J&K Guv Satya Pal Malik For Allegations Against Mehbooba Mufti
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Ghulam Qadir Rather alias Kasir, Aijaz Ahmad Khan and Owais Khalid Dar were arrested from their hometown of Sopore in Baramulla district. The official said one live grenade was recovered at the instance of the arrested persons
On January 25, militants hurled a grenade at CRPF camp in Sopore. However, militants missed the target and exploded on the roadside.
The incident comes a day after two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Rajpora area of Pulwama. The two terrorists killed were identified as Shahid Ahmad Baba and Aniyat Ahmad Ziger. Both terrorists were affiliated with Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). An SLR and a pistol were also recovered from them.
Terrorists have escalated their activity this year. Only Thursday, militants had lobbed a grenade at security forces, injuring seven, including two CRPF jawans.
On Republic Day, two terrorists were killed in an encounter with the security forces in Srinagar. The security forces had launched a cordon and search operation following information about the presence of militants in the area.
Out of the total 256 militants killed in 2018, south Kashmir recorded the highest number of killings (127 terrorists) followed by north Kashmir (93 terrorists) and central Kashmir (24 terrorists). Nine terrorists were killed in Jammu region last year.