J-K: Three suspected terrorists arrested; Arms and ammunition recovered

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Three suspected terrorists were arrested on Sunday by security forces Jammu and Kashmir & busted a recruitment module of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen in Pattan which had been active in the area. Arms, ammunition and Rs 1 lakh in cash were recovered from the arrested persons.

"This module was being led by Hizbul commander Parvez Wani, a resident of Handwara," a police officer said on Sunday.

"Three persons were arrested following the raid (on Saturday). The module had plans to send boys to Pakistan for training in terrorist camps," he said.

One of those arrested, Abdul Rashid Bhat, visited Pakistan in May and obtained training in the Khalid Bin Waleed camp run by the Hizb in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. "He got visa from the Pakistan High Commission in Delhi on the recommendation of a separatist organisation."

Earlier, on Saturday, three terrorists of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit were killed in an encounter with security forces in a forest area of Tral in Pulwama district of south Kashmir.

While two of the terrorists were killed on Saturday morning, another took shelter inside a cave and was finally killed after several hours of gunbattle in Tral, about 36 km from Srinagar.

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