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Blast in Shopian: Four militants, associates arrested, says police

Armed forces in Shopian during military Op against militants. [FPK File Photo]

Shopian: Four militants and their associates have been arrested in connection with the last week’s “IED” blast in Sedaw area of Shopian in which one army personnel was killed and at least two others were injured in the southern Kashmir district.

Inspector-General of Police Vijay Kumar said police cracked the recent militant attack case in which militants used “IED in a vehicle” at Sedaw Shopian. “All 4 (militant)/associates have been arrested. Congratulations to team Shopian,” he said in a tweet.

The blast had taken place at approximately 0300 am on June 2 and according to the army, it occurred while an army party was moving from Sedaw to lay a cordon and search in the general area of Patitohalan.

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