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2 Jaish cadre held while carrying arms dropped by Pak drones: Police

Two Kashmir-based operatives of the militant outfit Jaish-e-Muhammad were arrested on Monday along with a huge cache of arms and ammunition that were dropped by their handlers from across the border using drones, a senior police officer claimed on Monday. 

The chief of police in Jammu Mukesh Singh said that initial probe has revealed that the two operatives, who were working for Kashmir-based insurgents and their Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad handler named Aqib alias Alfa from Budgam, clandestinely travelled from Kashmir to the International Border at Vijaypur in Samba and received arms and ammunition dropped with the help of drones. 

The duo – Umar Ahmad Malik and Suhail Ahmad Malik – both residents of Semthan village of Bijbehara in Anantnag district of south Kashmir – were arrested along the Jammu-Srinagar highway in a joint operation by the Ramban district police and the Special Operations Group Jammu when they were heading towards Kashmir along with the weapons. 

Singh claimed two AK assault rifles with nine magazines and 269 bullets, a pistol with two magazines, and 16 hand grenades were recovered from them.

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