Kupwara:According to reports received by Kashmir Crown four youth from Handwara were arrested today morning by Kupwara police,confirmed Sp operations Kupwara Shafkat Hussian to kashmir crown. The youth have announced to have joined militant outfit Al Badr earlier yesterday. Sp operations told that all four youth were arrested in a cordon-and-search operation in frontier Kalaroos forests of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Sunday morning. Sp operations said that SOG team Kupwara launched a joint Operationin Nag Dagi and Boya Nag forests of Kalaroos after inputs about the presence of four Handwara youths,who claimed in a picture to have joined albadr militants. Sp operation confirmed the arrest of all four youth and have been taken into custody.Arms and ammunition were also recovered from the militants,told Sp operations. The officials have identified the arrested persons as Umar Bashir Sheikh (23) of Chotipora, Handwara, Danish Khazer Sheikh (22), Waseem Ahmad Khan (23) of Chotipora, Handwara and Tahir Habib Bhat of Khuru.