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Two terrorists responsible for attack on SSB in J&K arrested

23 September, 2017, 01:34 | Author: Rachael Silva
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Banihal: The Indian Army and the Jammu and Kashmir Police, in a joint operation, apprehended two terrorists, involved in the attack in Banihal on the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel on Wednesday.

"Of the three militants involved in Wednesday evening's attack on SSB men, police has arrested two Gaznafar and Arif while another youth Aquib Wahid is absconding", SSP Ramban Mohan Lal told New Indian Express.

"Two weapons were also recovered", the police added.

In a statement, the SSB said that at about 1915 hours, unknown militant fired upon SSB troopers near Jawahar tunnel in Banihal. Sources own police said that the arrested youths appeared to have been motivated by the militants in adjoining South Kashmir to join the militant ranks and carry out the terror attack.

He said that both of them belong to Banihal and were radicalised and motivated during their education days. However, the hunt for a third terrorist is on and the security forces are hopeful of nabbing him as well, said the police official.

"They told us that they had got pistol from Delhi".

The police also said that they recovered two mobile phones in a bag near the site of the incident.

"The apprehension is a significant blow to the nefarious designs of anti national elements in promoting and supporting terrorism in otherwise peaceful Chenab Valley".

The search of the area and further investigations are under progress.


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