Harkat-ul-Mujahideen module busted in Sopore, five militants arrested

Major breakthrough says DIG

Bramullah: In a major breakthrough ahead of Republic Day celebrations in Kashmir, security forces today busted a network of the Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM) in Sopore area of North Kashmir and arrested five militants of the outfit who were planning attacks on VIPs and security forces.

Police in Sopore and Army’s 52 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) conducted searches in Sangrama area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district and arrested a wanted militant of HuM outfit, Ishfaq Ahmad Sofi of Sopore and his accomplice and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession.The HuM was in the process of reviving its network in the Kashmir valley.”We arrested the militants based on our sources. He belonged to the Harkat-ul-Mujahideen. It used to operate in Kashmir. It was completely wiped out in 2012. He was the only militants left of the module. He has been doing some underground activities for the last three-four years,” said District Inspector General Garib Das.”He had direction to establish Harkat-ul-Mujahideen in the valley.

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Earlier today, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested eight more suspects from 12 locations in six different cities, in connection with planning to carry out militants activities in various parts of country. Earlier, 14 terror suspects were taken into custody by the NIA in simultaneous raids conducted in six cities.

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