‘Over 70 militants active in north Kashmir’
Srinagar, Sep 05: The army on Tuesday said that they were closely monitoring the situation in valley even as infiltration attempts from across the Line of Control have increased in the last some months.
“Infiltration attempts from the last some months have increased but the soldiers are alert to fight such attempts and give a befitting reply to the attempts by Pakistan,” GoC Kilo Force, Maj. General A. K. Singh told reporters in Batkoot, Handwara after inaugurating Additional Block of Army Goodwill School.
He said that security forces are ready to foil “terror activities” of militants.
“Militant organizations always look for opportunities of terrorism but all the security forces are ready to foil their terror activities,” he said.
General said that there were 70 to 75 militants still active in VSM Force (Kilo) jurisdiction and “most of the active militants were from foreign origin”.
On the purported stopping of using mobile phones by militants, the army commander according to KNS correspondent said said they have conducted several successful operations against militants despite they were not using mobile phones.
“We have other methods to keep track of militants and we will human and technical intelligence to track them. We have conducted several successful operations against militants despite they were not using mobile phones,” he said when asked by reporters about purported stopping of mobile phones by militants.
“Yesterday, in Sopore we conducted a successful operation and killed a top commander of the militants,” he said. (KNS)