Terror bid foiled in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of Republic Day; 6 militants arrested

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Ahead of Republic Day, security forces in Jammu and Kashmir foiled major terror bid and arrested 6 militants in two operations. Indian security forces had been conducting search operation for the past three days and succeeded in nabbing 6 militants including a Lashkar-e-Taiba member, who was allegedly planning for terror strike on Republic Day.

According to India Today report, security forces conducted a search operation in Qasermulla village of Chadoora in Budgam district on January 24. During the search operation, cops apprehended a Lashkar-e-Taiba militant, who was later identified as Basharat Ahmad Shah alias Furkan. The agencies also recovered an AK 47 Rifle with two magazines, 60 rounds and a grenade. It is believed that Furkan was planning a major attack on Republic Day in the state.

Earlier the Sopore Police also busted an Hizbul Mujahideen module and arrested 5 militants. Police said they were also planning to launch terror attacks around January 26. The security agencies are on their toes ahead of the Republic Day celebration. High alert has been issued across the country and security agencies are leaving no stone unturned to avert every possible terror strike.

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