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KUPWARA — Police in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday claimed to have apprehended two militants belonging to Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit from a car along with arms and ammunition.

In a statement, police said that they received a specific input that two militants of Sopore vicinity affiliated with Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit are likely to visit Kupwara to recruit new youth in Jaish ranks.

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“Acting on the specific input, Police and Army’s 47 RR established joint Nakas at different locations in the district and intercepted a car bearing Registration Number JK05G-0872 near FCI Godown at Drugmulla Kupwara and apprehended two militants namely Waseem Irshad Gabroo of Takyabal Arampora Sopore and Mehraj-ud-din Wani of Badshah Masjid Sopore from a car along with arms, ammunition and cash,” the statement added.

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Joint forces also claimed to have recovered one AK-47, one magazine, two grenades, 30 AK rounds, and 7 lakh cash from the possession of apprehended militants.

Meanwhile, a police official said that a case under FIR Number 233 under Section Indian Arms 13, 18, 19, 39 UAPA has been registered at Police Station Kupwara and investigations have been set into motion.

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