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Bandipora IED blast case solved, 2 arrested: JK police


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Srinagar: J&K Police on Monday said it has cracked a recent improvised explosive device (IED) blast case in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir by arresting two “hybrid” militants.

The low intensity IED blast took place between Aloosa and Kenusa in Bandipora on October 27, while an Army vehicle was passing through the area. There was no loss of life reported in the incident.

Additional Director General of Police, Kashmir Vijay Kumar said Sopore police cracked the IED blast incident and arrested two “hybrid” terrorists — a term coined by police for the militants who slip back into normal lives and have no police records — involved in the incident.

“2 hybrid terrorists namely Irshad Ganaie alias Shahid & Waseem Raja of Kenusa Bandipora (have been) arrested,” he said, adding that two remote controlled IEDs with detonators were also recovered from them.

“A case has been registered and investigation is going on,” he added.

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