Two terrorists of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) tasked to target members of the minority community and panchayat members have been arrested in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
One of the two terrorists was categorised and both were arrested in a joint operation by security forces and J&K Police at Pattan in Baramulla district. Arms and ammunition, including two pistols and 18 bullets, have been recovered from their possession.
The arrested terrorists have been identified as Irshad Mir and Zahid Bashir of Pattan’s Nehalpora.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Baramulla, Rayees M Bhat said, “We prevented them from carrying out attacks against local leaders, and the minority communities.”
“The investigation into the case established that the youths had joined the terror outfit LeT. Inputs further revealed that both the terrorists were tasked to operate in the general area Pattan for targeting vulnerable soft targets, PRI members and those belonging to the minority community,” the SSP said.