Police foil militant plan to carry out fidayeen attack in Srinagar

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Srinagar Mar 10 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir police claimed to have foiled a militant plan to carry out fidayeen (suicide) attack in the capital, Srinagar, a police spokesman said.

He said a tip-off was received that militants of Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) were planning to carry out a ''sensational'' fidayeen attack in the city.

The information was further developed and it was confirmed that militants had dumped arms and ammunition and police uniform in a house in Harwan area. The arms and ammunition were being transported from the frontier district of Kupwara.

However, it took some more time to identify the particular house which was being used as a hideout by the militants.

He said finally a police party raided the house at Theed in Harwan area, about 25 km from here when it was learnt militants were also present there.

The particular house of one Nazir Ahmad bhat was raided and hideout smashed.

Besides police uniforms, pouches, three sewing machines, six hand grenades, seven ak magzines,200 rounds of ammunition, one 2 inch mortar, one thuraya phone and some coded documents were recovered from the hideout.

Militants were using police and Army uniforms to carry out fidayeen attacks in the valley in the past.

He said the hideout was to be used as the launching pad for fidayeen.


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