Another Pakistani Terrorist Captured Alive In Encounter, Claims Indian Army

27/08/2015 4:58 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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An Indian army soldier guards near fencing on the line of control near Balakot sector in Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir, India, Monday, Aug.17, 2015. Despite a 2003 cease-fire, the two neighbors regularly trade fire, the latest coming as India celebrated Independence Day on Saturday. Pakistan observed it a day earlier. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

SRINAGAR -- An alleged Pakistani terrorist was today captured alive while his four associates were killed in an overnight encounter with army in Kashmir, weeks after Naved from the Pakistan was nabbed in Udhampur.

The arrested man has been identified as 22-year-old Sajjad Ahmed from Muzaffargarh in south west Pakistan, the Indian army said.

Sajjad was nabbed after an overnight encounter near the Line of Control (LoC) in Rafiabad area of Baramulla district.

Another alleged terrorist was killed in the encounter yesterday while three were killed today. One soldier was also injured yesterday.

The security forces had yesterday launched a massive operation in north Kashmir, ranging from Uri sector near the Line of Control to Panzalla in Rafiabad area, following information about presence of a group of militants in the area.

"Three militants have been killed while one has been arrested alive during the operation in Rafiabad," an army official said today.

A police official said the arrested an alleged to be a terrorist is being shifted to Srinagar for questioning.

The capture of the alleged Pakistani terrorist comes about three weeks after Naved, believed to be a Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist from Pakistan, was nabbed by some civilians after he and his associate attacked a BSF convoy in Chenani area of Udhampur district on August 5.

His associate was killed in the encounter with BSF personnel.

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