Pattan Police claims arrest of local militant

Baramulla 17 Oct (KNB): Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested militant who earlier carried out a grenade attack on a police party in Pattan area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Faizan Majeed Bhat son of Abdul Majeed Bhat resident of Naibug Tral who had joined militancy recently, was detained from Pattan area of Baramul with persistent efforts of District Police Baramulla , a police official said.

According to official, a police naka party was deployed at Baba Teng Pattan after input of movement “credible” inputs about the movement of militants on Baramulla-Srinagar highway.

During checking, while a passenger vehicle was signaled to stop, militants boarding the vehicle lobbed a hand grenade on police party. In this incident one Police Officer DySP Zaffar Mehdi and two other policemen Shabir Ahmad and Ashiq Hussain sustained injuries and were evacuated to hospital. They are stated to be stable now,” said the spokesman.

Another militant Showkat  Ahmad Bhat resident of Awantipora, who managed to escape had joined Tehreekul Mujahideen,” he said. (KNB)

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