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10 militants nabbed in Kashmir

June 17, 2006 19:30 IST
Last Updated: June 17, 2006 20:51 IST

Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday arrested ten militants involved in the recent car bombings and grenade attacks, including two on tourists, in the valley and claimed that three Hizbul Mujahideen militants were linked with the killing of nine non-Kashmiri labourers in Anantnag district early this week.

Seven militants, involved in the car-bombings and grenade attacks, have been arrested in Srinagar and Budgam district while three others were arrested from Kulgam area of Anantnag, Director General of Police Gopal Sharma told reporters in Srinagar.

The militants were responsible for four grenade attacks on tourists at Zakura, Soura and Dalgate areas of the city during Round Table Conference in Srinagar on May 25, which claimed the lives six tourists -- four from Gujarat, one each from Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal -- were killed and more than twenty others were injured in April and May months.

During the interrogation, the militants confessed their involvement in the crime, he added.

The police chief said the militants were also responsible for triggering car bomb blasts in the valley, particularly on the national highway.



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