2 LeT militant associates arrested in Budgam, says police

Armed forces personnel near a military operation site in Kashmir. [FPK File Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Thursday claimed to have arrested two militant associates of the Lashkar-e-Taiba outfit in a joint operation with the army’s 2 Rashtriya Rifles and 79 Battalion CRPF in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

“Acting upon specific information, police along with other armed forces arrested two militant associates linked with proscribed militant outfit LeT from Magam area of district Budgam,” police said in a statement.

The police identified the duo as Mohammad shafi Ganai, son of Abdul Rahman Ganai, a resident of Kawoosa Khalisa and Zahoor Ahmad Chopan, son of Ali Mohammad Chopan, a resident of Mamoosa Pattan.

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