September 2007 News

Two HM Militants Arrested

27 September 2007
The Hindustan Times

Jammu: Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants, who infiltrated into India from Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, were arrested by the security forces in Poonch district and two AK rifles, two magazines, 65 rounds were also recovered from them, official sources said on Friday. 'Two HM militants were arrested last night when troops, observing a movement near the fencing along the Line of Control, launched a search operation in Tarkundi area in Poonch district,' they said. The militants, identified as Mohammad Ishtaq alias Kamran and Amjad Hussain alias Nazakat of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit, infiltered into India from Pok and surrendered when they were challenged, they said, adding two AK rifles, two magazines, 65 rounds were also recovered from them. Both belonged to Gambhir Muglan area of Rajouri district and crossed into PoK for arms training in 2001. They were trained in handling of weapons and explosive in Balakote based training camp in PoK. The militants were handed over to police for interrogation during which they said they were fed up with the militancy and wanted to come back to the main stream. So they had surrender before troops to restart a new life, they said.


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