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Militant Associate Arrested Along With Arms and Ammunition in North Kashmir

Srinagar, June 12 : In a significant operation, the police on Wednesday announced the arrest of a terrorist associate in the Chak Laderwan area of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district. The arrest was made during a joint operation by the police and the army, highlighting the ongoing efforts to curb militant activities in the region.

A senior police officer informed the Srinagar-based news agency Kashmir Scroll about the details of the operation. The arrest took place during a naka checking at Chowkibal, a known checkpoint in the area, where security forces are regularly on alert for suspicious activities.

During the naka checking, the joint team intercepted a suspect whose behavior raised suspicion. Upon a thorough search, the team recovered a pistol, a magazine, and ten rounds of ammunition from the individual. The prompt action by the security forces averted potential militant activities that could have posed a threat to the region.

The identity of the arrested individual has not been disclosed yet, pending further investigation. However, the police confirmed that the suspect is a known associate of terrorist organizations operating in the region. This arrest is expected to provide valuable intelligence on the network and operations of these groups.

The recovery of the arms and ammunition from the suspect underscores the persistent threat posed by militant groups in North Kashmir. The region has been a hotspot for militant activities, and security forces have been on high alert to prevent any escalations.

Further investigation has been initiated to uncover more details about the suspect’s involvement with terrorist groups and any potential plots that might have been in the works. The authorities are also looking into the origins of the recovered arms and ammunition to trace the supply chain.

The police and army have been conducting regular joint operations in the Kupwara district and other parts of Kashmir to neutralize militant threats. This latest arrest is part of a broader strategy to maintain peace and security in the region, ensuring the safety of its residents.

The local population has been urged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the authorities. The cooperation between the community and security forces is crucial in combating terrorism and ensuring long-term stability in Kashmir.

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