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J&K police arrest youth over killings of 2 BSF troopers

Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) J&K Police arrested a youth on Tuesday in connection with the killings of two BSF troopers on May 20 in Ganderbal district.

Police sources said a youth identified as Waseem Ahmad Ganai was arrested by police station Soura, Srinagar in connection with the killings of two BSF troopers, Zia-ul-Haq and Rana Mandal of 37 Battalion.

The troopers were killed on May 20 by motorcycle-borne terrorists who also snatched the service rifles of the slain troopers.

The arrested youth belongs to Pandach area of Ganderbal district where the attack had taken place. The youth has been arrested several times in the past in connection with stone pelting incidents in the area.

“Further investigation is going on. The interrogation of the arrested youth is likely to lead to other arrests”, police sources said.

–IANS

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