A Pakistani militant was captured alive on Thursday, August 27, while his four associates were killed in an overnight encounter with army in Kashmir, weeks after Naved from Pakistan was nabbed in Udhampur.

The arrested militant was identified as 22-year-old Sajjad Ahmed from Muzaffargarh in south west Pakistan, army said.

Sajjad was nabbed after an overnight encounter near the Line of Control (LoC) in Rafiabad area of Baramulla district. One militant was killed in the encounter on Wednesday, August 26, while three were killed on Thursday. One soldier was also injured on Wednesday.

The security forces had launched a massive operation in north Kashmir, ranging from Uri sector near the Line of Control to Panzalla in Rafiabad area, following information about presence of a group of militants in the area.

“Three militants have been killed while one has been arrested alive during the operation in Rafiabad,” an army official said on Thursday.

A police official said the arrested militant is being shifted to Srinagar for questioning.

The capture of Pakistani militant comes about three weeks after Naved, a Lashkar-e-Taiba militant from Pakistan, was nabbed by some civilians after he and his associate attacked a BSF convoy in Chenani area of Udhampur district on August 5. His associate was killed in the encounter with BSF personnel.

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