5 allies of J&K terrorists held, blast bid foiled

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Srinagar, June 19 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir police claimed to have foiled a blast attempt by arresting five accomplices of a terrorist in the Shopian district on Wednesday.

Based on a tip-off, the police arrested the terrorist’s accomplices identified as Aqib Nazir Rathar, Amir Majeed Wani, Sameer Ahmed Bhat, Faisal Farooq Ahanger and Rayees Ahmed Ganai.

A terrorist of banned Hizbul Mujahideen, along with accomplices, was planning to target the police and security forces by planting improvised explosive device (IED) in the area, according to a police statement.

A sophisticated IED was recovered from their possession.

–IANS

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