Two Militants Arrested In South Kashmir's Shopian

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Srinagar- Police Sunday said that Government forces have arrested two militants and recovered arms and ammunition in Shopian.

Acting on specific input regarding the presence of LeT militant Shahid Ahmad Gaine, a resident of Doomwani Keegam, and his close associate in Doomwani village near Rambi Ara, government forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area, a police spokesman said.

He said as the government forces approached the suspected spot, the duo tried to flee.

However, they were apprehended by the search party, the spokesman added.

He identified the other arrested as Kifayat Ayoub Alie, a resident of Pinjoora Shopian.

Incriminating material, arms and ammunition including a Chinese pistol, a pistol magazine, two Chinese hand grenades and eight pistol rounds were recovered from their possession, besides cash amount of Rs 2.9 lakh, the spokesman said.

A case has been registered and investigation taken up, he said.

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