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200 heavily armed militants waiting across LoC: Army

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Flood in KashmirSrinagar: Around 200 heavily armed militants were waiting across the Line of Control to infiltrate into the Indian side even as the security forces foiled several attempts by the ultras to sneak into Kashmir Valley following the recent floods.

“There are around 200 heavily armed terrorists across the Line of Control waiting to infiltrate into the Kashmir Valley,” Lt Gen Subrata Saha, the General Officer Commanding of Srinagar-based 15 Corps, told.

He said that infiltrators from across the border tried to take advantage of the recent floods in the Kashmir Valley, but the army foiled their attempts.

He said that around 200 militants were still active in the entire Valley and the security grid of the army was in place to “neutralise” them.

“Even though we too suffered damage in the recent floods as more than 50 per cent of the cantonment area was inundated but we never allowed the security grid to weaken,” he said.

Saha said that it was because of the ‘robust’ counter terrorism and counter insurgency grid in place that dreaded foreign militant Umar Bhat was recently killed in the Rajwar forest area of the Kupwara district.

Lt Gen Saha said that in the past ten days, several- cross border infiltration attempts were made, but the army foiled them in which five infiltrators were gunned down.

“Three infiltrators were killed in the Keran Sector and two were killed in the Machil sector in the last ten days,” Lt Gen Saha said.

Jammu and Kashmir has been hit by the worst-ever floods which have wreaked havoc in several districts and left 280 people dead.


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