Jammu and Kashmir: Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist, Ashiq Ahmed was apprehended by police and 21 Rashtriya Rifles, near Fruit Mandi crossing in Handwara on Wednesday. As per the reports by ANI, a huge cache of arms and ammunition were recovered which included one AK 47 rifle, three Magazines with live cartridges, one Chinese Pistol with one Magzine, three hand grenades, one Magzine pouch, one Map and one haversack.
J&K: Police & 21RR apprehended an LeT terrorist, Ashiq Ahmed, in Handwara; Huge cache of arms and ammunition recovered. pic.twitter.com/AAHXHv2XQ0
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Ashiq Ahmed was caught alive by the police and was interrogated later. As per The New Indian Express, on interrogation, the arrested militant disclosed that he was a close associate of LeT Commander, Abu Bakar, who was killed in Sopore a few days back. Further, he also disclosed that he was planning to attack the convoy of security forces in Handwara near future.
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Terror attacks in Kashmir have taken a big toll over the recent months. On Sunday, a policeman had lost his life in Handwara. Locals were seen mourning over the death of the slain soldier. The policeman was killed when militants attacked a police party near Chowgal area of Handwara in Kupwara district.