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J&K: 3 militants involved in army convoy attack identified

chandigarh Updated: Jul 23, 2013 17:05 IST
Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir Police has identified the three militants believed to be involved in the deadly attack on an Army convoy in Hyderpora area of the city that left eight soldiers dead and over a dozen others injured.

The posters of the three militants, one of whom is a Pakistani, has been circulated as investigations have revealed their involvement in the attack on June 23, a day ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi arrived for a visit to the state, deputy Inspector general of police SA Mujtaba said.

"Anyone who provides information about these wanted persons would be suitably rewarded," the posters in Urdu, with the photographs of militants, read.

On June 24, Hizbul Mujahideen militants targeted an Army convoy at Hyderpora bypass on June 24, killing eight soldiers and injuring 16 others.

Mujtaba said police has got some evidence and leads about the involvement of these militants in the incident. "That is why we have circulated these posters in the area," he said.

The top cop said while two of the militants were local Kashmiris hailing from Awantipora in Pulwama district and Panthachowk in Srinagar, the third militant was a Pakistani national.

According to the poster, the militants have been identified as Irshad Ahmad Ganaie, Sajad Ahmad Bhat (both locals) and Qasim.