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J&K Police confirms LeT's hand in Amarnath pilgrim terror attack; 3 accused arrested
The Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday made it clear about the involvement of Pakistan-based terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in the recent terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims.

Revealing about their terror planning that shook the entire nation, the police clarified that the attack was carried out by Lashkar's militants only and further informed that the three accused had been arrested by its Special Investigation Team (SIT) and they had also been identified.

While addressing the press conference in Srinagar, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Munir Khan said, "Happy to tell you that three accused persons have been arrested and they have completely revealed everything." He also added these three culprits helped LeT militants who attacked the bus carrying Amarnath yatris.

He informed, "After the hard work by Kashmir Police and Special Investigating Team (SIT), three accused persons namely Bilal Rishi, a shopkeeper of Iqbal Mohalla Bijweara, Ajaz Ahmad medical representative of a pushkariri Sirigufara and Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh a SRTC driver at Khir valley, have been arrested."

He further added these accused provided logistic services, vehicles and shelter to militants in carrying out the terror attack, which took place on July 10 in which around 7 pilgrims were killed when the terrorists opened fired at the bus. 

The IGP also revealed that the four LeT militants led by Abu Ismail, a Pakistani national, had attempted to attack Amarnath pilgrims earlier on July 9, but due to strict security arrangements they had to change their planning. "The attack was initially planned for July 9, but that day there was no movement of CRPF or yatri vehicle in isolation," the IGP said.

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