Battle not over yet as more militants might be lurking in corners of Kashmir

In all, there were three teams, each comprising three to four men that crossed over from LoC.

Published: 19th September 2016 03:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th September 2016 03:49 AM   |  A+A-


The four-member suicide squad of Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) that carried out the Uri attack may not be the only militant group to have snuck into the Indian side of the Line of Control.

In all, there were three teams, each comprising three to four men that crossed over from LoC. Of this, one suicide squad was neutralized in Uri today, and the other in Poonch, a few days ago. The third team of Fidayeen, however, may have reached Srinagar or gone beyond, top sources have revealed based on the intercepts received before Eid Ul Adha.

Besides, another matter of serious concern is that there are nearly 200 terrorists in the Valley at the moment. They can launch an attack on security forces or their establishment any time.

“There are nearly 200 active militants in the Valley as of now. Infiltration attempts have also gone up,’’ Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police K Rajendra Kumar told Express. He however did not elaborate, citing operational reasons.

Sources, however, said that a JeM module is on the loose and available inputs suggest that they could be present either in Srinagar or somewhere along the Srinagar-Jammu highway.

‘’They can target security forces anytime. All security forces are on stand-to while security has further been strengthened in the campuses and establishments belonging to security forces in Srinagar,’’ they said.

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