Two LeT militants trained in Pakistan nabbed in Kashmir

Updated: 04 February, 2018 10:38 IST | Agencies | Srinagar

Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi had issued visas to the duo to undertake arms training near Islamabad

Police sources said the Lashkar-e-Taiba militants were nabbed after they returned to India via the Wagah-Attari border. Representation Pic
Police sources said the Lashkar-e-Taiba militants were nabbed after they returned to India via the Wagah-Attari border. Representational Picture

Security forces have arrested two Pakistan-trained Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants in north Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said on Saturday. "The militants, who had gone to the neighbouring country on valid Pakistani visas to obtain arms training for terrorist activities, were arrested during a joint operation by the police, Army and the CRPF," a police spokesman said.

He said the militants had obtained their passports specifically for the said purpose. "These militants of Lashkar-e-Taiba were nabbed immediately after returning via the Wagah-Attari border before they could formally join the militant ranks in Kashmir," he said, identifying the arrested as Abdul Majeed Bhat and Mohammad Ashraf Mir.

"On questioning, the duo revealed they underwent training in Pakistan along with a large number of Pakistani boys, most of whom were from Balochistan and as young as 10. The said terrorist training camps are located near Burma Town, in Islamabad, and being run by a terrorist commander operating under code names Hanzala, Adanan and Omar. Other terrorists imparting training to young boys are operating with code names Osama, Naveed and Hataf," the spokesperson said. The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi gave the arrested militants Pakistani visas, the spokesperson said.

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First Published: 04 February, 2018 10:35 IST

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