New Delhi : Two more persons have been arrested in connection with the terror attack on a BSF convoy in Udhampur in August, taking to five the number of those held in the case being probed by the NIA.

Khursheed Ahmed Ittoo and Fayaz Ahmed Ittoo were arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir Police over the last two days and handed over to the NIA, the investigating agency said.

They were arrested after their names surfaced during the investigation in the terror attack in which two BSF personnel were killed and a number of others injured on August 5, NIA said. With the arrest of these two, the number of people nabbed in this case has gone up to five. This includes Pakistani terrorist of banned Lashker-e-Taiba Mohammed Naved, one of the two attackers overpowered by locals after the terror strike. His associate was killed in the return fire by BSF. NIA alleged that Khursheed used his car as pilot vehicle for the truck in which Naved and his accomplice Mohammed Noman travelled from the Kashmir valley to Udhampur for executing the attack at Samroli in Udhampur. Khursheed is alleged to be in constant touch with the truck driver Fayaz Ahmed Ashwar and he coordinated with the militants regarding the place of attack and other logistics, the NIA said in a release.

The entire conspiracy of Udhampur terrorist attack was executed in the house of Fayaz in Kudwani of South Kashmir.

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