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SRINAGAR — Security forces on Monday arrested a militant and his associate in Sopore area of Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Acting on a specific input regarding the presence of a militant in Ningli area of Sopore in the north Kashmir district, a cordon-and-search operation was launched by the security forces, a police spokesman said.

“During the search operation, a terrorist and his associate were challenged by the search party. They tried to escape, but the alert search party apprehended them tactfully,” he said.

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The spokesman identified the militant as Towfeeq Kaboo, a resident of Arampora in Sopore, and his associate as Bilal Ahmad Kaloo of Takiabal.

A case has been registered and further investigation taken up, the spokesman said.

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