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LeT operatives arrested for Jammu attack

June 25, 2006 15:57 IST

Two members of the Lashkar-e-Toiba militant outfit were arrested on Sunday in connection with the grenade attack on a Jammu bus stand earlier this month.

In a pre-dawn raid in the Mendhar town of Poonch district, police arrested Irfan and Saddam Hussain, on the interrogation of the main accused, Tipu, offfical sources said.

The two, who happen to be brothers, will be further questioned along with Tipu, and other members of LeT module - Farooq, Yauqoob, Skinder and Kabir - two police constables -all of them arrested, they said.

Police had arrested two police constables and a student in Mendhar area of Poonch district on June 22 in connection with the blast on June 12, which killed a conductor and injured 31 others, they said.

Tipu was arrested on June 17 from a rented accommodation near Jammu's Malik Market on the behest of two arrested ultras - Farooq and Mohmmad Yaqoob.

Tipu, believed to be a top militant of LeT, had told his interrogators that the outfit's Mendhar-based divisional commander Abu Osama had identified three 'fidayeens' for carrying out the attack, the sources said.

Based on his interrogation, police had arrested several other terrorist suspects in the district. "This is a full-fleged module of the LeT tasked to trigger grenade attacks, IED blasts and creating infrastructrue for the fidayeen attacks in Jammu belt," they said.

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