Two terror associates linked with Jaish-e-Mohammad nabbed in J&K

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Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested two terrorist associates at Awantipora in Jammu and Kashmir, and recovered explosive materials from their possession. The J&K Police said that based on a specific input, the Awantipora Police along with Army`s 42 RR and CRPF have arrested two terrorist associates linked with proscribed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).

They have been identified as Zahid Ahmad Lone and Shakeel Ahmad Malik alias Abu Dujana. Incriminating materials including explosive materials have been recovered from their possession.

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“Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested duo was working as terrorist associates of proscribed terror outfit JeM and involved in providing shelter, logistic support and transportation of arms/ammunition to the active terrorists in Tral and Awantiprora areas,” police said.

“Moreover, both the arrested associates were in touch with Pakistan-based self-styled terror commanders on different social media platforms and were planning to join terrorist ranks,” the J&K Police said.

Police have registered a case and an investigation has been initiated.