Two JeM terror guides from PoK arrested in Uri

INDIA-KASHMIR-PAKISTAN-ATTACK Army soldiers walk towards their camp after an encounter with suspected militants at Aragam village of Bandipora district | PTI

The Indian Army on Saturday said it has apprehended two Pakistani nationals in Uri town who were acting as 'terror guides for Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) outfit'.

Colonel S.D. Goswami, spokesman of army's Udhampur headquartered northern command, told IANS in winter capital Jammu that security forces had arrested "two Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) nationals who have been working for JeM terror outfit and acting as guides for infiltrating groups along the line of control in Uri sector".

The two Pakistani nationals were apprehended in a joint operation by Army and BSF on September 21.

"During investigation, the individuals revealed their identities as Ahasan Kursheed alias DC, son of Muhammad Kursheed of Khaliana Kalan, and Faisal Hussain Awan, son of Gul Akbar of Pottha Jahangir, both in PoK.

"The duo was recruited two years ago by JeM and were guiding terrorists to infiltrate across the Line of Control.

"The details provided by them are being examined and corroborated by concerned agencies," he added.

The army has said four JeM suicide terrorists were responsible for the September 18 Uri attack in which 18 soldiers were killed and 30 others injured.

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