1. Banihal attack: Two terrorists held in Jammu and Kashmir; weapons recovered

Banihal attack: Two terrorists held in Jammu and Kashmir; weapons recovered

Banihal attack: Two terrorists were apprehended by Jammu and Kashmir Police. It has been learnt that these terrorists were involved in recent Banihal attack on SSB jawans and snatching of rifles.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: September 22, 2017 9:11 AM
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Banihal attack: Two terrorists were apprehended by Jammu and Kashmir Police, according to ANI report. It has been learnt that these terrorists were involved in recent Banihal attack on SSB jawans and snatching of rifles. The terrorists have been identified as Arif and Ghazanfar’. Weapons including, Two service rifles, including an AK assault rifle and an Insas rifle, have been recovered from their possession. According to reports, these were snatched during the attack.

Ending speculation, the Jammu and Kashmir police yesterday said the killing of a head constable of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and wounding of another jawan yesterday in Ramban district was carried out by terrorists. “Wednesday’s incident was a terror attack carried out by three militants at SSB camp in Banihal belt last evening,” Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Ramban, Mohan Lal said, ending speculation about the incident which appeared mysterious initially. The militants fled with two rifles of the SSB personnel after the attack at the camp of the paramilitary force outside an 8.5 km-long under-construction tunnel connecting Banihal town in Jammu province with Kulgam district’s Qazigund, the gateway to the Kashmir valley.

The terrorists fired at the securitymen, killing one of them and injuring another, he said. While Head Constable Ram Pravesh was killed, Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Shyam Sood was injured and hospitalised in hospital in Srinagar. “The militants also sntached two rifles of the SSB men,” Lal said, adding this was the first incident of militancy in the district in the past few years.

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According to some reports, a mobile phone was recovered about one kilometre away from the incident side. A case has been registered and investigation started, the police said. Police and security forces have launched a combing and search operation in entire Banihal and adjoining hills to track down the attackers.

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