Jammu & Kashmir

Bijbehara attack aftermath: Two suspected persons arrested, says army

Armed forces deployed in the streets of Srinagar. [FPK Photo/ Zainab.]

Srinagar: Two suspected persons were arrested from Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday following the recovery of arms and ammunition from their possession, the Army said.

“On specific Intelligence input, a joint operation was launched by #IndianArmy & @JmuKmrPolice on 17 Apr at Naina, Bijbehara in Anantnag. Two suspected individuals have been apprehended along with the recovery of one Weapon, one Hand Grenade and other war-like stores,” Srinagar-based Chinar Corps of the Army posted on X.

The Army said further investigation is in progress. This comes hours after a non-local labourer was shot dead in the area.

The man Raja Shah, son of Shankar, a resident of Bihar was shot and injured by militants, police said on Wednesday evening. He later succumbed to his injuries at Sub District Hospital Bijbehara. He was shot from a very close range.

The victim had received two bullets, one in neck and other in abdomen.

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