The Army on Saturday said the security forces has arrested two men from PoK who have been working for Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad and acting as guides for infiltrating groups along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector in Kashmir.
The arrest comes nearly a week after attack on an army base in Uri which led to death of 18 soldiers.
"Security forces have arrested two PoK nationals who have been working for Jaish-e-Mohammed terror outfit and acting as guides for infiltrating groups along the Line of Control in Uri Sector," an army official said.
The duo have been identified as Ahasan Kursheed alias DC, a resident of Khaliana Kalan and Faisal Hussain Awan, a resident of Pottha Jahangir--both in PoK, the official said.
The official said the two men were apprehended in a joint operation by the Army and BSF close to the LoC on September 21. One of the arrested men is believed to have acted as a guide for the four JeM terrorists who attacked an Army base in Uri in Kashmir on Sunday.
He said the duo was recruited two years ago by JeM and were guiding militants to infiltrate across the LoC. The details provided by them are being examined and corroborated by the concerned agencies, the official said, adding the two men are now in the custody of the Army and are being interrogated.
The arrested men were initially believed to have told their interrogators that they had inadvertently crossed the LoC.
The arrest comes six days after the deadly attack by four heavily armed JeM terrorists in Uri in which 18 soldiers were killed. The four terrorists were also killed in the encounter.