Nearly a week after the Uri attack that killed 18 soldiers, the Army on Saturday said that it has arrested two PoK nationals “working for (the) Jaish-e-Mohammad” terror outfit and “acting as guides for infiltrating groups along the Line of Control in the Uri sector”.
Spokesperson Col Rajesh Kalia said that the PoK nationals — identified as Ahasan Kursheed of Khaliana Kalan and Faisal Hussain Awan of Pottha Jahangir — were arrested by BSF and Army on Wednesday.
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Sources said the two were arrested near the Jamun post close to the LoC. They added that the two were 15-16 years old and had no role in the Uri attack.
The spokesperson said that the PoK nationals were recruited two years ago and that information provided by them were being corroborated by agencies.