Police today claimed to have arrested three militant associates and recovered IED material in Tral area of Pulwama district.
According to an official, the forces today launched search operations in Batagund and Dadsara villages.
"During the search operation three militant associates of the Hizbul Mujahideen outfit were arrested. They were involved in providing shelter and other logistic support to militants. IED material was recovered from them," SP Awantipora Tahir Saleem said.
The arrested persons have been identified as Shafat Ahmad Sofi resident of Batagund, Majid Mohammad Bhat, Umer Rashid Wani, residents of Dadsara Tral.