3 HM ultras arrested from Indo-Pak border

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Jammu, Jun 14: Three Hizb-ul Mujahideen (HM) militants, carrying Pakistani currency and a huge quantity of arms and ammunition, were arrested near international border in Ramgarh sector of Jammu and Kashmir's southern district of Kathua today.

In a joint operation, troops of Army and BSF apprehended three HM ultras at Balhar in Ramgarh sector, Defence spokesman Lt Col S D Goswami told UNI.

The militants, identified as Aslam Aijaz, Abdul Latif and Abdul Fiaz Ahmed, all residents of Banihal area in Ramban district, were carrying Rs 12,806 in Pakistani currency, besides a large quantity of arms and ammunition, the spokesman said.

However, it was not clear if the militants had infiltrated into this side from Pakistan or attempting to exfiltrate to the other side of the border.

Besides, four pistols, five magazines and some live rounds, a digital Qoran was also recovered from the possession of the three, Lt Col Goswami added.

Two pistols, some ammunition and a mobile phone was dropped down by the militants in the area, he added.


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