3 youth arrested in Kashmir for alleged links with Banihal blast

Srinagar, Apr 3: Security forces on Wednesday arrested three youth in south Kashmir for their alleged involvement in a car blast that took place on March 30 near Banihal on Srinagar-Jammu national highway.
Official sources said that following specific information, three youth were arrested from a village in south Kashmir district of Shopian.
“All the three youth are being questioned,” they said.
The arrests just two days after police arrested Owais Amin, who allegedly drove the car, and recovered two Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) of which only one exploded on Saturday.
Director General of Police (DGP), J&K, Dilbag Singh on Tuesday said that a major tragedy was averted due to the failure in the trigger mechanism of the IED, gelatin sticks and two LPG cylinders.
A Santro car exploded near a CRPF bus, which was on way from Srinagar to Jammu, in Banihal on the national highway on Saturday, resulting in minor damage to the vehicle.