Srinagar, Sep 9 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir police claimed to have smashed Al-Badr module, responsible for grenade attacks at Batmaloo and Gulmarg, that left six Bihari Muslims dead and several others wounded.
Superintendent of Police (SP), Handwara, said a tip off was received that two Al-Badr militants, carrying grenade and other arms and ammunition were in village Kralgund.
He said immediately a raid was conducted during which both the militants Ali Mohammad Dar alias Asgar and Manzoor Ahmad Sheikh alias Metha were arrested along with three grenades and 109 rounds of AK 47 ammunition.
On questioning, they confessed that they were directly working under the command of Al-Badr Commander Tamim, a resident of Pakistan.
They said they were involved in three grenade throwing incidents including grenade blast at Gulmarg on July 20 which left two tourists dead and six locals injured, grenade blast at Bus Stand Batamaloo on July 24 in which six family members of a Bihari Muslim labourer were killed and 24 locals injured and grenade blast at Police Station Dangiwacha on July 20.
Later on their identification two more Al-Badr militants Mushtaq Ahmad Malla alias Bhai and Manzoor Ahmad Bhat alias Chotu were arrested along with two grenades and 82 rounds of ammunition. They also confessed their involvement in grenade attacks in the valley, he said.
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