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LeT militant arrested security forces in Pulwama, arms & ammunition seized

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 Security forces on Friday arrested a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant alongwith arms and ammunition in south Kashmir district of Pulwama.

A police official said that following specific information about presence of militants, a joint Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched by Special Operations Group (SOG) of J&K police, 55 Rashtriya Rifles and 182 battalion of CRPF in the orchards of village Nikloora in Pulwama.

He said during the operation a suspicious person was spotted and tactfully apprehended. “Arms and ammunition, including a pistol, were recovered from him,” he said, adding the arrested person has been identified as a categorized militant Shamim Sofi.

He said Sofi had joined LeT in July this year.


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