Jammu, April 5: The security forces have apprehended a terrorist affiliated with the proscribed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorist in the Ladoora area of Rafiabad in Sopore, said the Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday.
The militant has been identified as Md Iqbal Khan, a resident of Jagu kharen in the Beerwah area of Budgam district.
During a search, the security forces noticed suspicious movement of an individual in the Ladoora area following which the individual was apprehended with possession of arms and ammunition.
The terrorist was assigned to plan an attack on security forces personnel and political leaders by his handlers sitting across the border, the police informed.
“On preliminary questioning, the individual revealed his identity as Md Iqbal Khan R/o Jagu kharen, Beerwah, Budgam. Upon a thorough search one Chinese Pistol, one magazine, and five 9mm rounds were recovered from him,” the police said in an official statement.
“The apprehension of LeT terrorist averted a major incident in North Kashmir. He was assigned to plan an attack on security forces personnel and Political leaders by his handlers sitting across the border. This individual was previously apprehended on stone-pelting and militancy-related charges,” the statement added.