Two Jaish-e-Mohammed guides arrested in Uri: Army

Security forces have arrested two Pakistan administered Kashmir nationals, who were allegedly acting as guides for Pakistan-based militant outfit.

Published: 24th September 2016 09:40 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th September 2016 09:40 PM   |  A+A-

SRINAGAR: Amidst continuing combing operation in Uri sector after recent deadly militant attack and ceasefire violations, security forces have arrested two Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) nationals, who were allegedly acting as guides for Pakistan-based militant outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed for infiltrating groups of militants.

An army official said two PaK nationals were arrested in a joint operation by Army and BSF in Uri on September 21, three days after the deadly militant attack on army base in Uri.

At least 19 soldiers were killed and over two dozen injured in the militant attack. All the four attackers said to be members of Jaish-e-Mohammad were also killed in the over-three hours long encounter.

The official said during the investigation, the duo revealed their identities as Ahsan Kursheed alias DC son of Mohammad Kursheed of Khaliana Kalan and Faisal Hussain Awan son of Gul Akbar of Pottha Jahangir, both in PaK.

He said the arrested duo was being quizzed by team of army officials.

“They have revealed so far that they were recruited two years ago by Jaish-e-Mohammed and were guiding militants to infiltrate across the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri,” the official said adding the details provided by them are being examined and corroborated by concerned security agencies.

Army has launched massive combing and search operation in Uri after September 18 militant attack on army base and repeated infiltration attempts by militants in Uri sector this week.

“The combing operation is going on,” added the army official.

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