Subur and Jammu and Kashmir:
Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday claimed to have arrested three above-ground workers of the Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist group in Sopur, North Kashmir.
The arrests were made in a joint operation conducted by Suburi Police with security forces including 22 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), 179 BN Central Reserve Police (CRPF) in Bomai chowk in Bomai Police Station state on Friday evening.
According to the Jammu and Kashmir police, the terrorists have been identified as: East Ashraf, Saqlan Mushtaq and Tawfiq Hassan Sheikh.
While checking the suspicious movement of three people coming from Goripura towards Bomai, it was noticed and they were then asked to stop, but they tried to flee the site, however, they were tactfully arrested by the security forces, police said.
Upon their personal search, three grenades, nine posters and 12 Pakistani flags were recovered from their possession.
Police said initial investigations revealed that the detainees are OGWs of the banned terrorist organization “Lashkar-e-Taiba” and that they are constantly looking for an opportunity to carry out attacks on security forces and civilians including outside workers.
Accordingly, the case has been registered at the Bomai Police Station under the relevant sections of the law and the investigation is still ongoing.
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