3 OGWs Held Over Grenade Attack

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Srinagar: Police on Thursday claimed to have busted a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) module by arresting three militant associates involved in Palhallan grenade attack in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Police, along with Army and SSB personnel, established a joint motor vehicle checkpoint at Wussan in Pattan area of Baramulla district and intercepted three suspicious individuals who tried to flee from the spot after noticing the joint party, a police spokesperson said.

He said the three were apprehended by a joint team. They were identified as Asif Ahmad Reshi, Mehrajudin Dar and Faisal Habib Lone, all the residents of Gund Jehangir in neighbouring Bandipora district.

"Investigation and technical leads revealed that the arrested persons are working as terror associates of LeT and were involved in a recent grenade attack at Palhallan on November 17, 2021," he said.

The spokesperson said on the disclosure of the arrested persons, two grenades were recovered.

"Investigations also revealed that the arrested persons were given instructions by the terrorists across the border and aim behind the attacks was to create an atmosphere of fear and chaos and to draw reaction against Kashmiri youth outside the UT," he added.

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