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Jammu: police claim another Lashkar militant arrest; 3 held in a week

Police in Jammu say they arrested a Lashkar-e-Toiba militant and seized two hand grenades from him.

The arrest, which is a second of its kind in a week in Jammu region, was made on Sunday by armed police patrolling at the National Highway bypass.

Police say the accused militant, his only given identity his name Mohammad Ashraf, was found ‘roaming around suspiciously, and tried to flee after seeing the government forces but was apprehended’.

Police claim Ashraf was tasked by his ‘handlers from across the border to carry out blasts in the city’.

Police claim that it is the second militant module linked with Lashkar which has been busted by the Police in the past one week.

In a press statement, police said a similar module was busted earlier in which two persons were arrested with one AK series rifle, one pistol, two magazines of AK rifle, 60 rounds of AK rifle and 15 rounds of pistol.

On Friday, government forces arrested a militant associate and seized a hand grenade from his possession in Pulwama district of Kashmir.

During the search, a Chinese-made hand grenade, concealed in a plastic jar, was seized from his house, police had said.

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