Major terror attack averted before Republic Day, 5 arrested: Jammu and Kashmir police

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A major attack by the Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group has been averted before the Republic Day, Jammu and Kashmir police said on Thursday.

The police said they have arrested five operatives associated with the terror group and recovered large quantities of explosives from their possession.

“In a major success the Srinagar Police busts Jaish Module. Two grenade blasts in Hazratbal area worked out. Major attack averted ahead of Republic Day. Five terror operatives arrested. Huge Expolsive material recovered,” Jammu and Kashmir police tweeted.

“Those arrested are: -Aijaz Ahmed Sheikh of Sadarbal Hazratbal,Umar Hameed Sheikh of Asaar Colony Hazratbal,Imtiyaz Ahmed Chikla @ Imran of Asaar Colony Hazaratbal,Sahil Farooq Gojri of Ellahibagh Soura & Naseer Ahmed Mir of Sadarbal Hazratbal,” the statement said.

“The following explosive materials recovered: – Gelatin Rods/Sticks 143, Secondary Expolsives 07, Silencer 01, Detonators 42, Body Vest laden with Expolsives and Ball bearings 01, BAOFENG Walkie Talkie with Remote Trigger of IED- 01, CD Drive 01 partially damaged, Desi Small arm Weapon 01,” police added.