J&K: Six militants involved in Tangdhar army attack, arrested in Baramulla

Srinagar: Six militants, including a Pakistan national involved in the attack on an army camp in Tangdhar sector near the Line of Control last November, were arrested as security forces unearthed a militant module in north Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said on Thursday.

Security forces launched a manhunt in Baramulla district following inputs about entry of a Pakistani militant into the district headquarter town , a police official said.

He said the forces were successful in arresting a Jaish-e-Mohammad militant Mohammad Sidiq alias Shahd, a resident of Sialkot in Pakistan.

Five other members of the module were also arrested.

File photo. PTI

File photo. PTI

They have been identified as Suhail Arif, Rasshid Rasool Bhat, Javaid Ahmad Dhobi, Farhan Fayaz and Ehsan Fayaz, the official said.

During interrogation, the Pakistani militant told the police that he was part of the 'fidayeen' (suicide) squad of Jaish which had attacked the Army camp at Tangdhar on 25 November last year.

Three militants and a civilian were killed as the army repulsed the attack.

Sidiq also revealed that after managing to escape to Baramulla, he was to meet other members of the Jaish to carry out further attacks in Kashmir or outside the Valley, the official said.

"He was in process of creating a base and superstructure for furtherance of terrorist activities in Kashmir which was foiled by action of police and other security forces," he added.

The security forces recovered one AK 47 rifle, five AK magazines, 150 AK rounds, six grenades and a wireless set from the arrested militants.

PTI


Updated Date: Feb 25, 2016 18:23 PM

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