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Police claim arrest of 3 alleged Lashkar cadre in Palhallan

Armed forces on Thursday claimed to have busted a militant module of Lashkar-e-Toiba in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir and arrested three youth allegedly involved in the Palhallan grenade attack.

Police, along with Army and SSB personnel, established a joint motor vehicle checkpoint at Wussan in Pattan area of Baramulla district and intercepted three suspicious individuals who tried to flee from the spot after noticing the joint party, a police spokesperson said.

He said the three were apprehended by forces.

They were identified as Asif Ahmad Reshi, Mehrajudin Dar, and Faisal Habib Lone, all the residents of Gund Jehangir in the neighboring Bandipora district.

“Investigation and technical leads revealed that the arrested persons are working as terror associates of LeT and were involved in a recent grenade attack at Palhallan on November 17, 2021,” he said.

The spokesperson said on the disclosure of the arrested persons, two grenades were recovered.

“Investigations also revealed that the arrested persons were given instructions by the militants across the border,” he added.

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