September 19, 2020 | 2:16 AM IST

Army caught 3 militants of JeM alive in Srinagar’s Kupwara

The Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP) caught 3 militants of Pakistan-backed Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) from the Sogam forest area in Srinagar’s Kupwara district, on Thursday morning. The three terrorists had been freshly recruited into the organisation and were about to under training in militancy in Pakistan. 

The JKP received a tip-off about the three militants’ hiding place in the forest and launched a joint search operation with 28 RR battalions of the Indian Army. The security forces cordoned off the area and nabbed them within a couple of hours.

Two terrorists have been identified as Zakir Ahmad Bhat and Abid Hussain Wani while the identity of the third terrorist is yet to be ascertained.

The arrests of the three militants comes a few days after the JKP cracked the terror module of JeM in the Awantipora sector in Pulwama district and arrested five militants.

The module consisted of four sympathisers and an associate who managed the logistics of the outfit and gave shelter to active terrorists. They were identified as Zahoor Wani, Younis Mir, Aslam Sheikh, Parvaiz Sheikh, and Rehman Lone.

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