4 Militants Detained After Brief Gunfight In Handwara

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Srinagar: Four local youth of Handwara who had joined militant outfit Al-Badr two days back on 24th Aug, arrested by forces from Kalaroos Kupwara in North Kashmir on Sunday, as per Officials they were trying to ex-filtrate across the LOC for further arms training.

A day after four Handwara youths has announced to have joined militant outfit Al-Badr, were arrested by government forces during a cordon-and-search operation in Kalaroos forests of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district during wee hours on Sunday.

An official told that a joint team of SOG and army has launched a cordon in Nag Dagi forests of Kalaroos late Saturday night following the inputs about the presence of four Handwara youths, whose pictures wielding gun goes viral on social media while announcing to join the militant outfit Al Badr only on yesterday. “Today wee hours the joint team overpowered all the four youths from the forest area and taken into custody for further questioning,” the official said.

The official said that arms and ammunition were also recovered from their possession. The official identified the arrested persons as Umar Bashir Sheikh (23) of Chotipora, Handwara, Danish Khazer Sheikh (22), Waseem Ahmad Khan (23) of Chotipora, Handwara and Tahir Habib Bhat of Khuru. The official said that among the four Waseem is an MBA student while as Umar has done diploma in Operation Theater (OP). SSP Operations, Kupwara district, Shafqat Hussain also confirmed the arrest of all the four youth during the CASO but refused to divulge.

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