The Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested 5 Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists. According to reports, they were planning an attack on Republic Day.

The police have arrested five operatives associated with the terror group helmed by Masood Azhar, who is on the UN-designated terrorist list.

The terrorists are identified as Aijaz Ahmed Sheikh of Sadarbal Hazratbal, Umar Hameed Sheikh of Asaar Colony Hazratbal, Imtiyaz Ahmed Chikla of Asaar Colony Hazaratbal, Sahil Farooq Gojri of Ellahibagh Soura, Naseer Ahmed Mir of Sadarbal Hazratbal.

Meanwhile, elaborate security arrangements have been made across the country in view of R-Day celebrations.

Earlier on Wednesday, a top Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist, involved in four killings and two-weapon snatching incidents besides making attempts to revive militancy in Chenab valley region, was killed in Doda district.