4 Jaish Associates Arrested In South Kashmir's Pulwama: Police

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Srinagar- Four militant associates belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) were arrested from Pulwama district of South Kashmir on Sunday, police said.

This comes a day after two JeM militants were killed in an encounter in the south Kashmir district's Chewa Kallan area, while another was apprehended alive. The militants were holed up inside a local madrasa.

"During the investigation of a case, it was established that four youths were actively associated with proscribed militant outfit JeM and providing logistics support, transportation and other facilities for the commission of militant activities," a police spokesperson said.

The arrested militant associates have been identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Rather, a resident of Chewa Kallan; Naseer Ahmad Malik, a madrasa administrator and resident of Wasoora; Rayees Ahmad Sheikh, a resident of Khanpora Newa; and Yawar Rashid Ganai, a resident of Gudoora Pulwama, he said.

Further investigation in the case is underway, he said.

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