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Militants responsible for attack on tourists nabbed in Kashmir

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Srinagar, June 17 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Police today arrested seven militants allegedly responsible for the attack on tourists and car bomb blasts in the valley.

Jammu and Kashmir Police today claimed to have arrested seven militants responsible for the recent grenade attacks on the tourists in which six visitors were killed and several others injured.

The arrested militants were also the brain behind the car bomb blasts in the Kashmir valley, Director General of Police Gopal Sharma told reporters here this afternoon.

He said special police teams were formed to track down the militants responsible for the recent blasts.

He said after conducting several raids the police finally arrested seven militants from different areas in the valley.

The militants were responsible for four grenade attacks on tourists at Zakura, Soura and Dalgate in which six tourists--four from Gujrat, one each from Madhya pradesh and West Bengal--were killed and more than twenty others were injured in April and May months.

During the interrogation the militants have confessed their involvement in the crime, he added.

Police chief said the militants were also responsible for triggering car bomb blasts in the valley, particularly on the national highway.

UNI BAS MA RN1742

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