Raktima Bose

KOLKATA: The Pakistani national arrested here on Thursday on suspicion of being a militant belonged to the Al-Badr terror outfit and was assigned to a group for carrying out suicide attacks on troops in Kashmir, city police officials said here on Friday.

Shahbaz Ismail, a resident of the Dera Ghazi Khan district in Pakistan, had sneaked into India through the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal’s Malda district on March 18 and was arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) of the city police after being tipped off by the BSF (Eastern Frontier).