Srinagar attack: Third suspect arrested

Last Updated: Sat, Mar 16, 2013 09:59 hrs

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday said they have arrested the third person in connection to the suicide attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in Srinagar's Benima area that killed five jawans on Wednesday.

The arrested person, who is reported to be a government employee, allegedly provided logistics and guidance to the militants, the police said.

The police had earlier arrested two people in connection to the terror attack.

The first person, who was arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday, is a suspected Pakistani militant.

The militant, identified as Talha - a resident of Multan in Pakistan, was arrested from Chattabal area of Srinagar, NDTV reported citing unnamed sources.

Five CRPF jawans were killed and 12 others, including four civillians, were injured as militants stormed into a camp of the forces in Srinagar's Benima area on Wednesday morning.

The two militants, who were dressed in cricket uniforms, were killed.

The militants threw grenades and fired indiscriminately after attacking the camp.​

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