SRINAGAR: The counter insurgent forces on Saturday claimed to have arrested a militant affiliated with the Lashkar-e-Toiba outfit in Bijbehera area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
Quoting an official the news agency KNO reported that a joint naka was laid by security forces in Hassanpora area of Bijbehera.
“At 08 PM, one suspect was challenged by the team, who tried to flee from the location and while fleeing, he tried to open fire upon the forces,” the official said.
Forces overpowered and apprehended him, he said, adding that during the search, the warlike stores were recovered from the militant.
He identified the arrested militant as Aasif Bashir Ganai, son of Bashir Ahmad Ganai of Hassanpura Tabela affiliated with Lashkar-e-Toiba.