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Srinagar CRPF camp terror attack: 2 suspects arrested

Mufti Islah |

First published: March 15, 2013, 11:42 AM IST | Updated: March 15, 2013
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Srinagar CRPF camp terror attack: 2 suspects arrested
The first person arrested is a suspected Pakistani terrorist from Multan while the other person was arrested from Uri.

Srinagar: Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir claim to have arrested two persons suspected for having been linked to Wednesday's suicide attack on a CRPF camp. The first person arrested is a suspected Pakistani terrorist from Multan and was picked from the Rampura Chattabal area of Srinagar late on Thursday night.

On a tip off about presence of two terrorists in Chattabal, the special operation group cordoned off the area and nabbed Abu Talib, a resident of Multan, sources said. The spot where he was picked up from is a little over a km from Bemina area

The Pakistani terrorist opened fire on the SOG personnel with a pistol but he was overpowered and arrested, the sources said. The terrorist told police that he is a resident of Multan in Pakistan and was operating under the alias of Abu Talib, they said.

The other person was arrested from Uri. But police are yet to confirm if they had a hand in the attack that killed five CRPF personnel. Two of the four attackers had escaped on Wednesday. Meanwhile, police say they are on the lookout for a third person too.

Sources said the breakthrough of the first arrest was achieved when the intelligence agencies traced a call made by the terrorist to his handlers in Pakistan soon after the attack on Wednesday.

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